Girl Model

Girl Model

Girl Model follows a complex supply chain between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S. within the modelling industry. The story is told through the eyes of a scout and a 13 year-old model. 3.0 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
Girl Model

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Certificate PG
Genre Documentary, Thriller
Director David Redmon Ashley Sabin
Cast Ashley Arbaugh Rachel Blais
Studio Dogwoof
Release Date February 2012
Running Time 78 mins
 

Girl Model follows a complex supply chain between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S. within the modelling industry. The story is told through the eyes of a scout and a 13 year-old model.

Reviews

Total Film

Jonathan Crocker

Although the journey of 13-year-old Nadya is quietly heartbreaking, the real core is an intriguing character study. Once a teen model, now a conflicted adult, Ashley Arbaugh scouts girls for the same exploited existence she endured in her youth.

30/01/2012

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The Observer

Philip French

A tragic story of exploitation and human indifference.

12/02/2012

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

The account of the despicable treatment ... is arresting reportage, if not especially cinematic.

12/02/2012

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

The banal yet luminous dramas of hope and disappointment play out, proving – again – that life is the same everywhere in the world, once you dig below the perma-crust of nationalistic self-assertion and position-striking.

09/02/2012

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The Guardian

Andrew Pulver

This fantastically depressing film ought to be shown in school assemblies, or wherever impressionable pre-teens gather to discuss their dreams of media stardom.

09/02/2012

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Time Out

Dave Calhoun

A sensible affair, even if its point of view clearly nods towards accusations of exploitation.

06/02/2012

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The Times

Kate Muir

Disturbing...

10/02/2012

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

The film itself is rather starved of context ... The sense of outrage feels stymied by the miserable diet of information.

10/02/2012

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