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Not Angels But Angels
Not Angels But Angels
Actor: Wiktor Grodecki
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Genres: Indie & Art House, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2000     1hr 20min

Like no film you've ever seen, Not Angels But Angels is a chilling account of fragile youth caught in the grasp of Earth's oldest trade. Prague's economic boom and recently won political freedom have transformed that beau...  more »

     
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Actor: Wiktor Grodecki
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Genres: Indie & Art House, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Water Bearer
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/17/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1994
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Czech, English

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Member Movie Reviews

Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A very interesting documentary about male prostitution in Prague. Most interesting were that the majority of boys (and I mean boys as they were 13-18 y.o.) claimed to be completely heterosexual. Most live on benches in the train station and their clients are mainly tourists. It seems the driving factor is the quick buck since when they were asked about doing legitimate work the excuses ranged from having to get up early to not starting out at a high enough wage. When not prostituting themselves they go to clubs and gambling arcades. The majority of their dreams were finding an older rich man to take care of them. Somewhat amateurish in production, but the honesty was very intriguing. I saw very depressed people with no love in their life.

Movie Reviews

Adequate Treatment, Not Great
Charles W. Bailey | 01/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Grodecki's "Not Angels But Angels" is fair treatment of the overwhelming issue adolescent male prostitution in Prague. Although I think his fictionalized treatment in "Mandragora" is better, this is a good first look into these young boys world."
Good insight to the seedy underbelly of Prague
Charles W. Bailey | Luxembourg, Luxembourg | 10/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those of you who have never been to Prague or those who like to learn about eastern europe this is a good insight. i've been there several times and have witnessed first hand what this picture is about. it is a documentary that describes in detail the horrific and dreary lives of those less fortunate in post-communist czech republic. the things that young boys have to do to survive in the big city, having come from small villages outside Prague--this is not a documentary for children. This is a documentary for those who like to learn about all facets of life around the world. Picture quality is not as bad as previous reviews would lead you to believe. I think if you buy it and don't like it you could donate it to a local university's socialogy department."
Hustlers in prague
Charles W. Bailey | 07/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this documet about hustlers in prague in 1994 is well done. in some parts, u woldn't believe how stupid can teenagers be. but if you have to choose between angels but not angels or body without soul, take the second one. it goes deeper into the problem. i also recomend movie mandragora, which is based on these two documents and real story about two hustlers in prague."