Despite holding a part-time job, college freshman Laura (the stunning Deborah Francois of The Page Turner) is unable to make ends meet. Having run out of options and desperate for cash, she answers an Internet ad: "Joe, 57, seeks female student for tender moments. One hundred euros an hour." Just this once, she promises herself. Three days later, Laura is in a hotel room with "Joe," and the downward spiral begins. By her second customer, however, Laura already wants to stop. Will she be able to?
According to one student association, there are 40,000 young women in France who work as occasional prostitutes, including the anonymous author of the notorious memoir on which this film is based. From uncompromising writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot (Clement), Student Services is as compelling as it is shocking.