Watch at Home 05.24.2024

The Sales Girl

Directed by Janchivdorj Sengedorj
Film Movement
123 Minutes
Mongolian, Russian
Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Asian
Not Rated

Studious Saruul covers for her roommate at a basement sex shop run by the alluring, grumpy Katya, who takes Saruul under her wing and shows the young woman that there's more than just studying, and that sex is fun, healthy, and empowering.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Janchivdorj Sengedorj
  • Starring: Bayarjargal Bayartsetseg
  • Starring: Oidovjamts Enkhtuul

Where to Watch




  • "[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
  • "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
  • "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,
  • "Director Janchivdorj Sengedorj has created a masterpiece of Mongolian film with The Sales Girl. "
    Jarrad Jenkins, Lilithia Reviews