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Joy (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama | 24 May 2019 (USA)
Joy, a young Nigerian woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking, is instructed by her exploiter Madame to supervise Precious, a teenage girl who is not ready to accept her fate.

Director:

Sudabeh Mortezai
10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Anwulika Alphonsus Anwulika Alphonsus ... Joy
Mariam Sanusi Mariam Sanusi ... Precious
Angela Ekeleme Angela Ekeleme ... Madame
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Joy is a young Nigerian woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. She walks 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. Written by Freibeuterfilm

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Drama

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Country:

Austria

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzoja See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Joy is directors Sudabeh Mortezai's 2nd feature film after her debut called Macondo. See more »

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Worth to watch. Is not a sex movie
2 June 2019 | by manugwSee all my reviews

Show the inside story of how a prostitution ring that exploit African women is managed in Europe (Austria). The film show the raw realities this poor women face without gory excesses and alluring sex scenes. This is not a sex movie but a fiction about a pitiful everyday reality with a particular outlook. It has also a surprising ending that leaves room to inner debate.


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