5.6/10
548
10 user 6 critic

Telo bez duse (1996)

Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool, the train station, a video arcade, and a disco. After the boys talk about how ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Interviews with a procurer and with nineteen boys and young men who are prostitutes in Prague. The youths range in age from 14 to 19. They hustle at the central train station and at clubs. ... See full summary »

Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Mandragora (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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.

Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Stars: Miroslav Caslavka, David Svec, Pavel Skrípal
Glue (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"A teenage summer in a small town in the desert, a dysfunctional family, a rock band, a can full of glue, two boys, one girl, loads of tongue kisses, dry heat, wind in Patagonia, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Dos Santos
Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Nahuel Viale, Inés Efron
Betoniyö (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A fourteen-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother.

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo
Stars: Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Anneli Karppinen
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Gisler
Stars: Frédéric Andrau, Vincent Branchet, Urs Peter Halter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Laurent Achard
Stars: Julien Cochelin, Annie Cordy, Pascal Cervo
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.

Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen
Stars: Anders Agensø, Peter Bjerg, Ove Sprogøe
Barnens ö (1980)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called Children's Island but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp,... See full summary »

Director: Kay Pollak
Stars: Tomas Fryk, Anita Ekström, Ingvar Hirdwall
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

Director: Roeland Kerbosch
Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé
The Boys of St. Vincent (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith
Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley
Brotherly (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on a true story of two brothers in 1970s Ohio. It tells of their abandonment by their alcoholic parents and how the brothers turned to each other for support.

Director: J.C. Oliva
Stars: Kevin Fabian, Malcolm McRae, Mathis Fender
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In a quiet Orlando, Florida, suburb three young men struggle to escape the wreckage of their pasts and create new lives for themselves. Their new home is CollegeBoysLive.com, a voyeur web ... See full summary »

Director: George O'Donnell
Stars: Zac Adams, Jonathan Greer
Edit

Storyline

Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool, the train station, a video arcade, and a disco. After the boys talk about how they got in the game, the camera follows them to the home of Pavel Rousek. Under the name Hans Miller, he makes gay porno videos, primarily for German distribution. Intercut with a movie shoot chez Rousek is an interview that follows him to his day job at a morgue, where he performs an autopsy as he talks about his work. The sex is without protection; the boys are without family. They talk about their bodies and souls, money, their sexual orientation, AIDS, their dreams, and death. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Body Without Soul  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Adagio in G Minor
Written by Tomaso Albinoni
Naxos Germany
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A documentary, which should be seen by everyone
21 December 2005 | by (Middle of Nowhere) – See all my reviews

First I watched "Mandragora" – an excellent, trough very depressing movie. Than being found of documentary movies I decided to watch "Body without Soul " – based on other user comments I expected this to be another dark and depressing masterpiece of Wiktor Grodecki. Instead it turned out to be very powerful documentary, with a lot of life lessons.

You might be surprised by my statement above and so was my grandmother when I discussed the film with her. She asked me – why was I watching such movies anyway – and my answer was – because I rather see it on the screen than get a real life experience like the boys shown in " Body Without Soul " . If some of them had seen similar movie before they decided to cell their bodies – may be they wouldn't have made the steps which brought them in the hands of the porno producers … That is why my opinion is that movies such as Body without Soul should be viewed by as many people as possible – as they are sure to make them think – about what they had just seen and if they could do something to prevent it happening to them or their friends or relatives.

Some of the boy prostitutes interviewed in this movie seemed to deal pretty well with their lifestyle and profession, other were making just the opposite impression. In the movie you can see an the interview with a pornographic film director – to my surprise he wasn't shown as the absolute evil – but rather as a person who makes his living from shooting porno( and working at the morgue ) – with his sins and mistakes , but still real and accurate character as all characters in this documentary are...


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page