Mandragora

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1997

Production year

1997

Runtime

130 min

Category

film

Genre

psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Mandragora

Czech title

Mandragora

English title

Mandragora

Summary

The tale of two young men living onthe streets, based on the real-life stories of young male prostitutes from Prague.

Cast

Kostas Zedraloglu

Krysa

Miroslav Breu

Libor

Jiří Pachman

pan Franta

Jitka Smutná

Krysova manželka

Travestit Group Screamers

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Petr Samec, Sandra Sopková

Screenstory

David Švec

Director of Photography

Vladimír Holomek

Second Unit Photography

Štěpán Kučera

Production Designer

Martin Kurel

Set Designer

Jiří Fleischer, Martin Kurel, Jiří Kadlec, Jiří Strnad, Zbyněk Škabroud

Costume Designer

Simona Zapletalová

Make-Up Artist

Jiří Farkaš

Film Editor

Wiktor Grodecki

Sound Designer

Petr Forejt

Stunt Coordinator

Ladislav Lahoda

Producer

Jaroslav Staněk, Petr Hlinovský, Miroslav Steinbach

Production Manager

Kateřina Černá

Music

Music Composed by

Wolfgang Hammerschmid

Selected Music

Giacomo Puccini (Nesun dorma – árie) (z opery Turandot), J. S. Bach (Matoušovy pašije)

Music Performed by

Münich Symphony Orchestra

Music Conducted by

Wolfgang Hammerschmid

Production info

Original Title

Mandragora

Czech Title

Mandragora

English Title

Mandragora

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

psychological

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

1997

Production Year

1997

Premiere

distribution premiere 22 October 1997 /recommended for 15 and over/
gala premiere 23 October 1997 (kino 64 U Hradeb, Praha)

Distribution slogan

The world of child prostitution, violence and drugs, just a stone's throw from your home. They sold their bodies at 15, now they're fighting for their soul – they're not children anymore but they haven't reached adulthood – they have parents but they're still orphans – they live with us but in a different world – they have friends but they're still alone – they're full of life but they think only of death – they are dying without pity... A shocking story by director Wiktor Grodecki about Prague – the way no-one wants to know it.

Production

Prague Film Enterprises, Hamilton Productions, spol. s r. o. (spolupráce), Sdružení pro Nadaci českého filmu (spolupráce)

Copyright Holders

Hamilton Production, Prague Film Enterprises

Distribution

Astra Cinema

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

130 min

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Dolby Stereo

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, English

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

English

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Mezinárodní filmový festival Palm Springs

1998
Palm Springs / United States of America

Vítěz

Festival: Mezinárodní filmový festival Setúbal

1998
Setúbal / Portugal
David Švec

Vítěz

Festival: 10. ženevský filmový festival

1997
Ženeva / Switzerland
Jaroslav Staněk

Vítěz

Festival: 10. ženevský filmový festival

1997
Ženeva / Switzerland
Miroslav Čáslavka

Vítěz

Festival: 10. ženevský filmový festival

1997
Ženeva / Switzerland
Miroslav Čáslavka

Vítěz

Festival: 10. ženevský filmový festival

1997
Ženeva / Switzerland
Miroslav Čáslavka

Vítěz

Festival: 10. ženevský filmový festival

1997
Ženeva / Switzerland
Miroslav Čáslavka

Vítěz

Festival: 10. ženevský filmový festival

1997
Ženeva / Switzerland
Miroslav Čáslavka