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BetterRed
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posted 28 February 2006 01:07 AM      Profile for BetterRed     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Hostel has been described by Slovakian newspaper SME as showing the country as "a backward country, where our beautiful young girls are the lowest whores".

It has prompted the country's travel agency to invite Roth to see "the day-to-day reality" of life in Slovakia.

Local film distributor Itafilm said the film-maker has no plans to visit the country.



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The horror movie, which topped the US box office charts, shows backpackers falling prey to a brutal torture ring at the hands of Slovakian women.
Mr Galbavy called Hostel, which was shot in the neighbouring Czech Republic, "this monstrosity that does not at all reflect reality" and added it would "damage the good reputation of Slovakia".

"We are unanimous in saying that this film damages the image of our country," said Linda Heldichova of the Slovak culture ministry.


BBC.CO.UK

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 February 2006 01:22 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This film might be schlock, but this, produced by Czechs, is genius.
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