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Anders als die Andern (1919)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | 28 May 1919 (Germany)
Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

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Leo Connard ...
Körner's Father
Ilse von Tasso-Lind ...
Körner's Sister
Alexandra Willegh ...
Körner's Mother
Ernst Pittschau ...
Brother-in-Law
Fritz Schulz ...
Kurt Sivers
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Sivers' Father
Clementine Plessner ...
Sivers' Mother
Anita Berber ...
Else Sivers
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Franz Bollek
Helga Molander ...
Mrs. Hellborn
Magnus Hirschfeld ...
Doctor / Sexologist
Karl Giese ...
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Paul Korner is a homosexual musician who falls in love with his protégé Kurt. Unfortunately, the two are seen walking hand in hand by the blackmailer Franz. Though Paul agrees to Franz's demands at first, it gets out of hand and he ends up refusing to pay which has dire consequences for the lovers. Written by cupcakes

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Gay-Themed Films Of The German Silent Era

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The role played by Conrad Veidt was probably the first homosexual character written for cinema. See more »

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Arzt: Respected ladies and gentlemen take heed. The time will come when such tragedies will be no more. For knowledge will conquer prejudice, truth will conquer lies, and love will triumph over hatred.
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Brave and frank silent film about homosexuality.
29 August 2000 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

This film stars Conrad Veidt and came "out" on the heels of Cabinet of Dr. Caligari's success (1919). It was banned after a short run in Germany where theater goers were harassed at showings. It seems very brave of Conrad Veidt and the makers of the film to make a sympathetic, sexually charged film about homosexuals in 1919. The story is about a man who is blackmailed after making advances on a stranger he meets at a men only dance. Found in the 1970's, the remaining footage is a testament to the great forward thinking German Expressionist film makers. Available on video from Facets, this film will appeal to film historians, Conrad Viedt fans, and gay groups.


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