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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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Wiktor Grodecki
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Cast

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

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

23 October 1997 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Мандрагора See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An unexpected tearjerker
16 September 2006 | by angelic_fruitcake37See all my reviews

When I first heard of this film, I was *slightly apprehensive* to say the least. Opinions seemed to be split, some loved it, some hated it, but I had it on good recommendations, so I bought it on the off chance.

Normally when films are dubbed 'disturbing' it puts me off - they rarely are, this just seems to be a catch all for not very good films. But I sat and watched this, and I am totally in love. The acting is very good, they portray the emotions you would expect from someone in that situation beautifully. I never usually cry at films, but the raw desperation in their eyes made me sob several times.

There is one reason that this film didn't get full marks from me, and it's a totally foolish Angil reason. There isn't enough of David Svec. I immediately fell in love with him, and remained so throughout the film. But too much of his screen time involves him beaten and bloody, although thinking now I guess that's just what his character's destined for. And he does wear it very well. So yeah, maybe it should have full marks... WATCH THIS FILM> <3 <3


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