Buy Bye Beauty (2001) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
3.3/ 10 (74 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Pål Hollender [se]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(Sweden) - 31 January 2001

Running Time


capitalism, eastern-europe, exploitation, latvia, prostitution, sex, sex-tourism,

Technical Support

Related Pictures

See Buy Bye Beauty Pictures

Full Cast

  1. Andrejs as [Carpenter]
  2. Grinbergs, Andris as [Author, artist]
  3. Hollender, Pål as [Himself]
  4. Ozolz as [Hip-hop artist and student]
  5. Vulis, Ralf as [Photographer]
  6. Diana (XXIII) as [Assistant, 23 years old]
  7. Inta as [Store clerk, 34 years old]
  8. Liene as [Seamstress]
  9. Rita (XVII) as [Hotel cleaner]
  10. Shelly (VIII) as [Striptease artist]
  11. Sintija as [Factory seamstress]


  1. Documentary

Full Plot

This is a highly controversial documentary in which the filmmaker, Pl Hollender, interviews six prostitutes in Riga, Latvia, and at the end of the film pays three of the women $200 each and proceeds to have sexual intercourse with them - on camera! The purported purpose of this film is to show how women in former communist Europe are exploited in the sex industry by rich tourists. "Buy, Bye, Beauty" provoked massive protests in Latvia, and indeed the whole Baltic region, when it was first released in 2001. Per Hedetun Plot not found

Total Business

BT: SEK 60,000

Film Editors

  1. Hollender, Pål

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Riga, Latvia
  2. Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden