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Das Älteste Gewerbe (The Oldest Profession)

The History of Prostitution in Europe…

Production: LeVision, ARTE/WDR
Year: 2010
Genre: Documentary/Fiction
Length: 90 min
Format: HD


Without any moral hang-ups this documentary looks at one of the oldest professions through the stories of contemporary and historical prostitutes from Ancient Greece till Eastern Germany after the war. Prostitutes working today tell their stories.


Director: Katja Esson
Writer: Uta Kolano
Director of Photography: Wojciech Szepel
Production Design: Sven Gessner
Kostume: Angelika Götz
Editor: Susanne Schiebler
Composer: Matthias Falkenau
Producer: Simone Baumann