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by Jan Hrebejk


Romi, a prostitute, is anything but successful at her job: she is of far too gentle a nature for her clients. The more obstinately she is pushed to the streets by her pimp Franz, the closer she is to a complete breakdown. One day Romi is addressed by a property speculator referring to himself as a "wealthy Jew." He does not demand any sexual services of her. He satisfies himself with Romi telling him stories, for which he lavishly rewards her. However, no one shares the sudden happiness with Romi. Her work-mates and current clients turn their backs on her, as does Franz, with whom Romi is in love. The whole story takes place in the setting of a dilapidated city, during the clean-up of which politicians openly split their profit with speculators and lobbyists, all under protection from the police.

international title: Garbage, the City and Death
original title: Odpad město smrt
country: Czech Republic
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Jan Hrebejk
film run: 70'
release date: CZ 22/11/2012
screenplay: David Pařízek, based on an original screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
cast: Martin Pechlát, Gabriela Mícová, Stanislav Majer, Jiří Černý
cinematography by: Lukáš Milota, Martin Štrba
film editing: Vladimír Barák
producer: Čestmír Kopecký
production: První Verejnoprávní
distributor: Aerofilms
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