Directed by: Wiktor Grodecki
Starring: Miroslav Caslavka (Marek), David Svec (David)
Country: Czech Republic; Effed Up European Cinema
Language: Czech (Eng Subs); Czech-Slovakia Films
Genres: Teenagers; Gay, Prostitution, Old-Young, Porn Themes, Drugs, SelfHarm
Plot – Spoilers:
A teenager from a small town arrives at a Prague station. The place is littered with junkie male prostitutes and he stares in shock at them like most runaways who always seem to believe this could never happen to them.
He begins his descent down the spiral staircase sooner than he never expected after he blows his money in casinos and is mugged. A low-level pimp is the first to take advantage of his naive fear of cops, a fear that’s rooted in being a runaway and having amateurly looted a local store for a jacket he wears with the tags still intact.
Along the way, he makes a friend and together they briefly taste success when they switch from being the exploited to exploiters. But there’s an inevitability to it all in this gloomy tale that’s based on research by the director whose previous two works were documentaries on the same topic – teen male prostitution in Prague.