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Not Angels But Angels (1994)

Not Rated | | Documentary
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 »

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Wiktor Grodecki

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Wiktor Grodecki
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Credited cast:
Danek Danek ... Himself
Eda Eda ... Himself
Joseph Gregori Joseph Gregori ... Himself
Honza Honza ... Himself
Jarda Jarda ... Himself
Joseph Joseph ... Himself
Lada Lada ... Himself
Libor Libor ... Himself
Marcel Marcel ... Himself
Marek Marek ... Himself
Michael Michael ... Himself
Mirek Mirek ... Himself
Ondra Ondra ... Pimp
Pepa Pepa ... Himself
Peter Peter ... Himself
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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. Most of their clients are foreign tourists, many are German. The youths talk about why they hustle, their first trick, prices, dangers, what they know about AIDS, their fears (disease and loneliness), and how they imagine their futures. The film's title, its liturgical score, much of it elegiac, and shots of the city's statues of angels underline the vulnerability and callow lack of sophistication of the young men. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Czech Republic | France

Language:

Czech | English

Also Known As:

Nem angyalok, de angyalok See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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St.Matthew Passion
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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OK expose of teen/boy prostitution in Prague in the early 90's
21 November 1998 | by alexm-2See all my reviews

This documentary account of teenage prostitution among Czech boys after the "velvet revolution" consists almost entirely of interviews with teen (14-20) prostitutes "working" in Prague.

The boys and their accounts are the best thing about the movie: they are very open about their "trade" and their stories are often heart-breaking. The film's composition, such as it is, is moderately effective, but some of the visuals are forced and smack of the old school of East European propaganda.

Not thorough, as recent revelations in European press show, but still a fascinating peek behind the curtain.


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