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Mandragora (1997)

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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miroslav Caslavka ...
Marek
David Svec ...
David
Pavel Skrípal ...
Honza
Kostas Zerdolaglu ...
Krysa
Miroslav Breu ...
Libor
Jirí Kodes ...
Father
Karel Polisenský ...
Sascha
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George
Jiri Pachman ...
Pan Franta
Pavel Kocí ...
Rudy
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Krysa's Wife
Jirí Kaftan
Bretislav Farský
Michell Turchetti
Tomas Petrak
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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.

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He was 15 - an innocent from a small village, soon to be trapped in the erotic underworld of Prague.

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23 October 1997 (Czech Republic)  »

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A Cinematographer's Dream
6 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Although certainly low-budget, a beautifully shot movie that provides a handful of scenes you'd never seen in a domestic flick (e.g. running down the staircase, the cigarette lighters in the train station). Should be a lesson to our blockbuster directors of what can be accomplished if one thinks a bit. It's a hard story to watch. And certainly fast-forwards time a bit (with some not too clear flashbacks and foreshadowings), but worth the effort if you enjoy a good, if a bit melodramatic, story.


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