Archive Cinema City 2008.

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Year: 2008.
Duration: 80 min

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Scenario: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, Benedikt Jóhannesson

Cast: Raquela Rios, Stefan C. Schaefer, Valerie Grand Einarsson, Olivia Galudo, Brax Villa

Programme selection: Exit Point

A Cinderella Story

Raquela is a transsexual - or ladyboy - from the Philippines who dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris. In order to make her dreams come true, she turns from prostitution toward the more lucrative business of Internet porn. Her success as a porn star brings new friends, including Valerie, a ladyboy in Iceland, and Michael, the owner of the website Raquela works for. Valerie helps Raquela get as far as Iceland. From there, Michael offers her a rendezvous in Paris. Will Paris be everything she dreamed of? And will Michael turn out to be her Prince Charming?

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Best Feature Film (Teddy Award), 2007 Berlin International Film Festival

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