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Stockholm, late 70's. The model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women's liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone's throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, strip shows, discotheques and apartments used for illicit and profitable rendezvous. The film tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Grey hair, hedonism and exploitation are colliding at every turn."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"It's overlong and spends too much time on the careers of troubled teenagers recruited from state juvenile institutions before getting to the political nitty-gritty."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A confident drama about a real-life 1976 political scandal, this Swedish film is expertly tells the story from three fascinating angles."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Stylishly directed and beautifully shot, this is a powerful, engaging and relevant Swedish drama with a strong script and a pair of terrific performances from Pernilla August and newcomer Sofia Karemyr."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"A promising feature debut, based on a real scandal linking a powerful Scandinavian elite to a prostitution ring."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"It's a finely crafted film, with big production values and a first-rate cast that's almost eerily natural. And what it has to say is chillingly important."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"This is another whip-smart Scandinavian noir: slightly uncomfortable in its own skin, perhaps, but no less compelling for it."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"It's like Britain's Profumo affair but much sleazier and with more to say about the corruption of ideals."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"A convoluted 134 minutes but impressive for a debut feature. Watch this space."
‑ Tabi Jackson Gee, Little White Lies
"Call Girl underlines the hypocrisy of a society which boasted of promoting women's liberation whilst abusing its weakest members."
‑ Robin Ford Coron, The List
"Though an ultimately shallow piece of filmmaking - and one that is difficult to invest in emotionally - it remains a captivating and enticing piece of cinema."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"Even the good guys have a vampiric air about them."
‑ Guy Lodge, This is London
"If this is based on fact then why not make a documentary, naming names? Well, it is food for thought."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"For a story supposedly condemning the green slime of sexual exploitation there is an overwhelming blandness, a blankness to it all."
‑ Antonia Quirke, Financial Times
"Aesthetically, Call Girl is consistently engaging and fluid, but never particularly innovative or surprising, and the narrative is hardly different in its unremarkable competence."
‑ Chris Cabin, House Next Door
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