Prostitution is tolerated as long as it is invisible and by society standards the worker is rather ashamed of what she does. Marie on the other hand is anything but invisible or ashamed, she is an independent, proud prostitute, who fights for her rights as a sex worker. In addition to her profession she is a fierce and loving single mother. She is here and she exists and as any mother she wants what is best for her son. When he is kicked out of yet another school, Marie enrols him in a top French cookery programme that could make him the next top chef. The problem is that it is a very expensive and posh school. For Marie, this is a way to give his son a ticket to a better life. But will she succeed in this pursuit?
The film gives an interesting look on prostitution, a liberating vision of talking about something which is often seen as a taboo and points out the rights women have over their bodies. It is also important to mention the absolutely fantastic acting work of Laure Calamy, a French actress from the Netlfix hit series “Call My Agent”.
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Pärast poliitikateaduste õpinguid pöördus Cécile Ducrocq filmikunsti juurde ja lavastas 2010 oma esimese filmi „Everyone says I love you“, mis valiti osalema enam kui 30 festivalile ja pälvis Unifrance eripreemia Cannesi filmifestivalil. Pärast seda on ta lavastanud veel kolm lühifilmi, millest „Back Alley“ valiti nii Cannesi kriitikute nädala programmi kui ka Sundance’i filmifestivalile ja pälvis Césari auhinna kui parim Prantsuse lühifilm 2015. „Hakkaja naine“ on Ducrocq’ esimene täispikk mängufilm.
Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic