Stockholm, late 70s. The model utopian society. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone’s throw of government

buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, discotheques and apartments used for illicit rendezvous. CALL GIRL tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

„Despite the film’s modest budget, Marcimain and his collaborators recreate their seventies-era setting with both hilarious accuracy (earth tones are everywhere) and incisive socio-political insight. CALL GIRL paints a scathing portrait of a nation drunk on conspicuous consumption, and of a political class so convinced of its right to power that it can no longer even recognizes the difference between governance and self-interest. Depicting Stockholm’s lurid underworld milieu with a chilling lack of sensationalism – the scene where Dagmar and her cohorts indoctrinate their underage charges into prostitution is almost surreal in its matter-of-factness – and creating relentlessly mounting suspense absent of the cheap gimmicks that so many other thriller directors rely upon, Marcimain establishes himself as a talent to watch.”

Steve Gravestock, Toronto Film Festival

Sweden / Norway / Finland / Ireland 2012