|Starring:||Miroslav Breu, Pavel Skripal, David Svec, Miroslav Caslavka|
|Genres:||Drama - Mature, Gay/Lesbian - General|
|Run time:||2 hours 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||Currently unavailable|
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Very realistic and interesting movieBy Bruce M from Oxford, England , 11 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]'Two gay teenage runaways thrown out of their repressive homes try to survive on the streets of Prague. Hunger and desperation forces them into a life of prostitution, drugs, and teen-porn. Based on the true stories of it's mostly non-professional cast and shot on the streets, train stations, and sex clubs of Prague.'
I found this movie riveting throughout, although a bit depressing in that it is 'realistic' in terms of what is happening now to many runaways. Worthwhile watching, with many things to say about the society that 'we' (not just eastern europe) lives in.
Not sure why this does not come up under the 'gay/lesbian' movies, as it is certainly has gay themes throughout.
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Don't bother...By a customer from England , 08 Feb 2010....watch 'Sugar' instead.
MandragoraBy DHO (9 reviews) from Westbury , 26 Jul 2009A compelling and compulsive docufilm for any gay man. Morally heart-breaking with an important story to tell. Not quite entertaining due to its gritty and hard hitting narrative, but essential viewing. Highly recommended for a rainy day!
Powerful stuff!By Skatebuster (17 reviews) from London , 09 Jul 2009A sobering look at the realities of post-Communist Prague and the desperation of boys lured into the city by family breakdown/the search for riches etc. Pretty depressing throughout and no happy ending, but a must-see nonetheless.
MovingBy Squarecityboy (35 reviews) from Birmingham , 22 Apr 2009The moving and all too familiar story of the perils of teenagers moving to a big city to find furtune and freedom, only to be exploited and be in a worse place than before. The surroundings and clothes look deceptively out-dated (I thought it was filmed in the late 80s or early 90s, rather than the actual year of 1997) but it does add a 'grubby' feel to the film. I think the acting is good (always difficult to judge with foreign language films), and the story moves along at a pace to keep you interested (although overall I thought the film was a tad too long, especially being that it's on the depressing side). Overall, a well made film of morality and exploitation, that shows the less glamorous side of the sex industry. Not one for a romantic night in!
Moving and emotionalBy kjp1000 (1 review) from Altrincham , 08 Apr 2009Great film highlighting the sad truth of youth and the perceived value of money, whatever the cost