Searching Siberia

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53:00 | 2006
Jeni and David are model scouts for IMG Models Paris. Each year they take the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia searching for the next generation of supermodels. As they travel across the country they stop at the remote cities en route... Omsk, Novosibirsk, Nizny Novgorod... ending in St. Petersburg. At each city they hold castings where hundreds of hopeful local girls line up - desperate to be selected.

We follow Jeni and David discovering what makes this trip so essential. Why do they believe they'll find the best contenders for the next supermodel here in remote Russia? Why do some faces make the grade and others not? And once chosen, how do their lives change? For the answer to that question we'll visit the homes of those hoping to be chosen, and talk to the families of those already a 'name' on the fashion circuit. And we'll see a group of girls make the transformation - from deepest Siberia to the cover of major fashion magazines

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Topics: Models, Russia, Search, Talent, Famous, International, Foreign, City, Fashion, Beauty
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March 7, 2015
F
This is hardly a documentary. I'd call it footage from a trip by some talent scouts. It has a ridiculous narrator and maybe the script was written by an advertising company for a modeling agency? Don't waste your time.
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February 24, 2015
D
Booooooring
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February 1, 2015
Not so much a documentary, as video brochure handed out at the end of a tour of a meat packing facility. The narrator constantly tries to direct your attention towards the aesthetics of the countryside: the breath-taking beauty of scraggly trees and muddy open spaces found only in the middle of quaint, poor, rural eurasia (or the parking lot of a shuttered steel mill in Flint, Michigan). These girls are the last and only hope of eager parents desperate to travel to Paris or Milan. Perhaps the girl will defect from her family whilst traveling abroad to save herself, maybe she gains a few pounds eating decent food, either way, with her looks, if she doesn't get that contract to model she'll likely do porn. Perry Farrell, vocalist of Jane's Addiction, knew this first hand; wrote a song about it: Porno For Pyros – Cursed Female "Cursed Female" as written by Stephen Perkins, Martyn Lenoble, Peter Distefano and Perry Farrell.... Cursed to be born Beautiful, poor and female There's none that suffer more She's the queen of the bees That buzz in the bars Fresh as a strawberry And she always loved dancing Cursed to be born Beautiful, poor and female There's none that suffer more Two girls in two nights Got caught in the back of the alleyway Fresh as strawberries Two girls in two nights When no one came out Zipped up their clothes And walked back on home Cursed to be born Beautiful, poor and female There's none that suffer more
joseph chavez
joseph chavez
January 17, 2015
C-
I did enjoy the narrator's accent
Penny Rawlings
Penny Rawlings
December 31, 2014
A
Bahjat Alrubee
Bahjat Alrubee
December 26, 2014
A
Jerry Jonker
Jerry Jonker
December 7, 2014
D-
Vishnu Kant Vyas
Vishnu Kant Vyas
December 7, 2014
A
David Broer-LeRoux
David Broer-LeRoux
December 6, 2014
A
Dan J. Sarka
Dan J. Sarka
December 4, 2014
A