Synopsis by Mark Deming
Veteran Hungarian director Marta Meszaros has added a sexual subtext to her traditional feminist-oriented themes in this erotically charged drama about Russian women working as prostitutes in Poland. Olga Drozdowa stars as Natasha, a Russian schoolteacher and mother who decides to tag along when her best friend Vera (Ewa Telega) takes a vacation in Warsaw which would enable them to sell goods on the black market. When Natashia and Vera arrive in Warsaw, things quickly take a turn for the worst -- they make very little money, Vera is killed, and the floating hotel where Natasha was staying literally drifts away. A local ne'er-do-well named Janek (Olaf Lubashenko) offers to "help" Natasha, but his idea of assistance is to force Natasha into a career as a high-priced prostitute for upscale pimp Mr. Robert (Jan Nowicki), who sells her services to a ready market of foreign clients. Cory Szczescie/Daughters Of Luck combines socio-political commentary about the notions of exploitation inherent in both prostitution and the relationship between Russia and Poland with steamy soft-core sex sequences featuring the beautiful Olga Drozdowa.