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Different from the Others (1919)
"Anders als die Andern" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  28 May 1919 (Germany)
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Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Paul Körner
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
Wilhelm Diegelmann ...
Sivers' Father
Clementine Plessner ...
Sivers' Mother
Anita Berber ...
Else Sivers
Reinhold Schünzel ...
Franz Bollek
Helga Molander ...
Mrs. Hellborn
Magnus Hirschfeld ...
Doctor / Sexologist
Karl Giese ...
Paul Körner als Schüler
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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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Only one print, a fragmented copy, survives. Other prints were destroyed by German censorship in 1920. 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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Unique for its time
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Conrad Veidt plays a famous musician who is blackmailed for being gay. Eventually he stands trial and is convicted. At the end the Film pleads for the abolition of § 175(The Paragraph which punishes homosexuality).

The making of such a film was only possible because after WWI there were no Censorship laws in Germany. After a wave of sexually explicit films they were reinstalled and 'Anders als die andern' was banned for the public in Aug.1920. Not until 1957 would homosexuality be a main topic in a film again (Anders als Du und Ich).

Sadly this historic film is lost. But Portions of it were incorporated into another film (Gesetze der Liebe/Laws of Love,1927) and survived. These have been restored to a length of 41 min..


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