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Body Without Soul (1996)

Telo bez duse (original title)
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 »

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Wiktor Grodecki

Writer:

Wiktor Grodecki
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vaclav Cernogursky Vaclav Cernogursky ... Himself
David David ... Himself
Jarda Jarda ... Himself
Marek Marek ... Himself
Matthew Matthew ... Himself
Ota Ota ... Himself
Pavel Pavel ... Himself
Pavel Petroci Pavel Petroci ... Himself
Pavel Rousek Pavel Rousek ... Pavel Rousek / Hans Miller
Sawanah Sawanah ... Himself
Thomas Thomas ... Himself
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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>

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Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

9 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Without Soul See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

Company Credits

Production Co:

MiroFilm See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 1 minute and 40 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony 5 - Adagietto
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Ceská Filharmonie (as Czech Philharmony), conducted by Václav Neumann
Supraphon a.s. Prague
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not for the timid.
20 June 2003 | by aptpupil79See all my reviews

not for the timid. probably the most brutal documentary i've ever seen. it's about boy prostitutes in prague. they make their living by turning tricks and acting in gay porn films. we meet several of the kids and one of the most popular porn gay porn directors in the region. this film truly is not for the faint of heart. it's tough to get through, but brutality and depravity are a part of life and that's easy to forget when you have a frig full of food and live in a city of 60,000. artistically the film was shot well, with a score that works well, but is probably over-used. the structure really does a good job of juxtaposing certain images and motifs to rather shocking results. B.


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