Garbage, the City and Death

Garbage, the City and Death
Odpad město smrt

Czech Republic, 2012, 70 min
Fiction

Garbage, the City and Death
Odpad město smrt

Czech Republic, 2012, 70 min
Fiction

The screenplay (Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder inspired a theatre production by Dušan Pařízek. The screenplay and the production in turn inspired the film ODPAD MĚSTO SMRT (Waste, City, and Death) by Jan Hřebejk. 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.

Cast / Martin Pechlát, Gabriela Míčová, Stanislav Majer, Jiří Černý    Writer / Rainer Werner Fassbinder, David Pařízek    DoP / Lukáš Milota, Martin Štrba    Editor / Vladimír Barák    Sound / Peter Mojžíš

Release Date / 22 November 2012

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