A Man's Job

Can a person ever make an informed willing choice to be sex worker, safe and shame-free? It’s a question at the heart of this provoking Finnish film, in which the sex worker in question is a man. In his thirties and out-of -work he falls into prostitution after advertising his services as an odd-job man. At first he is liberated by the money and experiences a rush of compassion towards some of his lonely female clients – there’s a moving scene in we see him with a 19 year-old woman with Down's Syndrome, hired by her parents. Later come guilt and alienation, all played out against his tense marriage.

By: Cath Clarke


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Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Screenwriter: Aleksi Salmenperä
Cast: Tommi Korpela
Maria Heiskanen
Jani Volanen
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