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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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Cast overview:
Leo Connard ...
Körner's Father
Ilse von Tasso-Lind ...
Körner's Sister
Alexandra Willegh ...
Körner's Mother
Ernst Pittschau ...
Kurt Sivers
Sivers' Father
Clementine Plessner ...
Sivers' Mother
Anita Berber ...
Else Sivers
Helga Molander ...
Mrs. Hellborn
Magnus Hirschfeld ...
Karl Giese ...
Paul Körner als Schüler


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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28 May 1919 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Anders als die Anderen  »

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The film was received surprisingly well by the public at the time of its release, and was shown in cinemas for almost a year. See more »


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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Just astonishing
21 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

A frank story of homosexual love and tragedy made 85 years ago, featuring such amazing things as a same-sex dance hall and a drag ball as background to dramatic scenes. It still packs a wallop, thanks to its purpose as an impassioned plea for justice and a wonderful central performance by the Conrad Veidt. Kino has just released this reconstructed version of about 50 minutes, based in large part on a print discovered in Moscow, with intertitles and a few stills telling the rest. It's a an effective drama and a fascinating history lesson. A good bit is still missing, but the most amazing things turn up, so maybe more of Anders als die Andern will as well. To have this much is wonderful.

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