Flickan i byn (1981)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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The focus of this Swedish semi-documentary is a brief look at life from the perspective of Esther (Esther Siki), a young village woman in Cameroon. Esther's somewhat bucolic existence in the small agricultural world of the village changes when she goes to the city to find a richer, more exciting life. There she must face economic realities and their often dismal resolution by any means at all, including prostitution. Her decisions, and her relationships with her friends, reveal a simple humanity in very ordinary aspects of life.




Africa, city-life, country-girl, country-life, prostitute/prostitution, urban-problems