The Sales Girl

Directed by Janchivdorj Sengedorj
Film Movement
2022
123 Minutes
Mongolia
Mongolian, Russian
Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Asian
Asian Studies, Coming of Age, Sex & Sexuality
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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When college coed Saruul takes a temporary job as a clerk in a sex shop, her poker-faced indifference makes her the perfect foil for the shop’s clientele, who range from slightly sheepish and cautiously curious to downright perverse. But it’s the shop’s flamboyant, eccentric female owner who initiates Saruul’s journey into adulthood – taking her under her wing, teaching her the art of living, and gently guiding her on the path to self-discovery. This joyfully quirky, "candid big-city coming-of-age story” (Variety) from Janchivdorj Sengedorj, "one of the best voices of contemporary cinema in Mongolia” (Asian Movie Pulse), is fueled by a splendidly original script, utterly unique characters and unexpected encounters.

Cast

  • Bayarjargal Bayartsetseg
  • Oidovjamts Enkhtuul
DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "[T]his candid big-city coming-of-age story deserves international exposure. [T]he film shares the slightly edgy but ultimately sentimental vibe of certain underground comics (“Ghost World” comes to mind) or the work of American indie director Sean Baker...."
    Peter Debruge, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Bayartsetseg Bayangerel in her very first acting role as Saruul is just perfect. Her counterpart Enkhtuul Oidovjamts, in the enigmatic role of Katya, shows her talent and years of experience as a popular theatrical actress giving her character several layers and great depth. All in all, “The Sales Girl” confirms... that director Janchivdorj Sengedorj is one of the best voices of contemporary cinema in Mongolia...."
    Adriana Rosati, Asian Movie Pulse
  • Highest Rating
    "Janchivdorj Sengedorj’s award-winning film is thoroughly enjoyable.... Having directed a variety of genre flicks from the 2011 crime thriller Thief of the Mind to 2017 sports drama White Blessing, Sengedorj now seems to be even more in his element with his mature handling of this winsome sex comedy."
    Amarsanaa Battulga, easternKicks.com
  • Highest Rating
    "Director Janchivdorj Sengedorj has created a masterpiece of Mongolian film with The Sales Girl. "
    Jarrad Jenkins, Lilithia Reviews

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