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Mandragora
6.5 Rating
(14 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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David Svec

David Svec

David
Kostas Zerdolaglu

Kostas Zerdolaglu

Krysa
Miroslav Breu

Miroslav Breu

Libor
Jirí Kodes

Jirí Kodes

Father
Karel Polisenský

Karel Polisenský

Sascha
Richard Toth

Richard Toth

George


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David Svec

David Svec



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7 years, 4 months ago at Jul 8 7:06
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This movie seemed really harsh to me. I guess one of the reasons for that, is that the main character Marek, looks alike a person I used to know; someone I have lost actually. I won’t get into any details. There were quite a few moments in this movie, which were astonishing in the way they portrayed reality out there. Reality which exists, but many are not ready to accept as fact.

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Description: After failing in school and fighting with his father, 16-year-old Marek (Mirek Caslavka) flees his village for Prague, where he's attacked at the train station. Offered work, he's taken to an apartment, drugged, and introduced into the world of male hustlers. Teaming with David (David Svec, the film's co-scripter), they parlay their s ... (more)
Release date: 23 October 1997
UPC: 759259140035
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“This movie seemed really harsh to me. I guess one of the reasons for that, is that the main character Marek, looks alike a person I used to know; someone I have lost actually. I won’t get into any details. There were quite a few moments in this movie, which were astonishing in the way they portrayed reality out there. Reality which exists, but many are not ready to accept as fact.

To me Marek is a normal teen-aged boy, who needs his own space. He is tired of hearing from people who think that they know what is best for him. Unfortunately he should have listened to his dad; a person, who surely loved him, though somehow the link between them was lost.

There is emptiness in the heart of the boy, caused by the absence of his mother. I did not get if she died or just left” read more