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JOY

A Film by Sudabeh Mortezai

Technical details : 2018 - Austria - Drama - 2.39 - 100 min.

Cast : Joy Anwulika Alphonsus, Precious Mariam Sanusi, Angela Ekeleme Pius

Languages : Pidgin English

Producers : Oliver Neumann

SYNOPSIS

Joy is a young Nigerian woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. She works the streets to pay off debts to her exploiter Madame, while supporting her family in Nigeria and hoping for a better life for her little daughter in Vienna. Joy struggles to understand her role in this merciless system of exploitation when she is instructed by Madame to supervise Precious, a teenage girl fresh from Nigeria who is not ready to accept her fate.

Venice 2018
Giornate degli Autori

London BFI 2018
Best Film

Europa Cinema Label
Venice 2018

Hearst Film Award
Venice 2018

Chicago IFF
Special Jury Award

SYNOPSIS

Joy is a young Nigerian woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. She works the streets to pay off debts to her exploiter Madame, while supporting her family in Nigeria and hoping for a better life for her little daughter in Vienna. Joy struggles to understand her role in this merciless system of exploitation when she is instructed by Madame to supervise Precious, a teenage girl fresh from Nigeria who is not ready to accept her fate.

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