While NOT ANGELS BUT ANGELS opts for reticence as it chronicles the nocturnal odysseys of teen hustlers in Prague, Czechoslovakia, one wishes that a little anger or choked-back sentiment had entered into the equation. A bit exploitative (at times the film seems to have been designed for a
Men & Boys travel agency), this documentary is an intriguing but pointlessly arty record of a troubling phenomenon: freelance sex jobs for adolescents after the fall of the Iron Curtain. It bubbles with enough dramatic juice to satisfy those who wish to slum through the lower depths.
In the wake of Russia's emancipation of her Eastern European satellite states, Western-style ca...