• School of Seduction
  • School of Seduction
  • School of Seduction

School of Seduction

by Alina Rudnitskaya Documentary Competition

How does a woman seduce a rich man? In Putin’s modern Russia, women can supposedly achieve anything they want. However, in its patriarchal everyday reality, a wealthy husband is often the only key to social advancement. Thus, in a country where there are not enough (single) men, ambitious women take part in costly “seduction” workshops: here they learn how to move sensually, dress seductively and ultimately wrap a man around their finger. Lida, Vika and Diana, who live in the metropolis of St. Petersburg, long for a life of money, prestige and maybe even romance. However, do these things really make you happy? Filmmaker Alina Rudnitskaya accompanies these three women from the beginning of the workshop and for a further seven years of their lives. The result is a fascinating and intimate insight into their personal dreams of security and independence, as well as the deeply rooted role models of a whole society.

  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Denmark, Austria, Norway, Germany, 2019
  • Runtime: 97 Min
  • Languages: Russian
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Alina Rudnitskaya
  • Screenplay: Alina Rudnitskaya
  • Cinematography: Alina Rudnitskaya
  • Editor: Cathrine Ambus
  • Sound: Aleksey Antonov
  • Music: Karwan Marouf
  • Producers: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær , Alina Rudnitskaya
  • Co-Producers: Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Christian Falch, Torstein Parelius, Heino Deckert
  • Executive Producers: Eva Mulvad, Mikala Krogh, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Sigrid Dyekjær
  • Production Companies: Danish Documentary Production ApS, Golden Girls Filmproduktion, UpNorth Film, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion
  • World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
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