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28 May 1919 (Germany) See more »
Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Conrad Veidt ... 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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Directed by
Richard Oswald 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Magnus Hirschfeld  writer
Richard Oswald  writer

Produced by
Richard Oswald .... producer
Original Music by
Joachim Bärenz 
Bernd Schultheis (2000)
Cinematography by
Max Fassbender 
Production Design by
Emil Linke 
Music Department
Frank Strobel .... conductor (2000)
Other crew
Stefan Drössler .... reconstruction

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Also Known As:
"Anders als die Andern" - Germany (original title)
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50 min (reconstructed version)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Only one print, a fragmented copy, survives. Other prints were destroyed by German censorship in 1920.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.See more »
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating piece of history, 24 May 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Anders als die Andern" (Different from the Others) is a 1919 German film starring Conrad Veidt that was pieced together and shown at one point on public television. About a law on the books that makes homosexuality a crime, it had a very short run in Germany before being pulled, and people who attended the movie were harassed.

The lead is played by a German actor familiar to American audiences, usually for portraying a bad guy, Conrad Veidt. Despite dying in 1943, Veidt had a nearly 30-year career in films. Here he plays possibly the first gay character in cinema who, with such a law in place, is a target for a blackmailer.

A very interesting film with a wonderful performance by Veidt. Only part of the movie remains, but it has been put together as well as can be expected - it is, after all, a mere 87 years old. It's amazing how relevant some of the material in it remains today.

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