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Yakushi Pearl Award (BAYARTSETSEG Bayarjargal)

  • International Premiere


The Sales Girl

Khudaldagch ohin

Director: JANCHIVDORJ Sengedorj

2021|Mongolia|123min|Language: Mongolian, English|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue
3/14 Mon 11:40 Cine Libre Umeda 4
3/19 Sat 15:30 ABC Hall
  • LINE it!
ENKHTUUL Oidovjamts

Showing that Mongolia isn’t all nomads on the steppes, yurts and throat singing is director Sengedorj JANCHIVDORJ who gives a sweet and contemporary coming-of-age story of a shy and humble student discovering her sexual side.

Said student is Saruul (BAYARTSETSEG Bayarjargal) and she is studying nuclear physics at the behest of her parents. Her star sign is Scorpio. Apparently, Scorpios are very sexual and can drive people wild with lust but you wouldn’t know it from her gloomy looks and unflattering clothes. However, when Saruul fills in as the sales girl of a sex shop for a classmate, this late bloomer explores the erotic as the store’s owner, Katya (ENKHTUUL Oidovjamts), takes her under her wing. Audiences will see an amazing character transformation happen on screen as Saruul learns to embrace a new aspect of herself, laugh at the difficulties and funny moments of sex and how to avoid the dangers and Sengedorj does this without being creepy or exploitative.

[Jason MAHER]

Director: JANCHIVDORJ Sengedorj