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A Virus Knows No Morals (1986)

Ein Virus kennt keine Moral (original title)

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Dieter Dicken ...
Dieter, Angestellter in der Sauna
Maria Hasenäcker ...
Prof. Dr. Blut
Christian Kesten ...
Christian, Student der Kirchenmusik
Eva-Maria Kurz ...
Reporterin Carola Schrecksch (as Eva Kurz)
Rosa von Praunheim ...
Saunabesitzer Rüdiger Kackinski
Ina Blum ...
Therapeutin Tomalik-Samenkorn (as Regina Rudnick)
Thilo von Trotha ...
Revolutionär Karl Kolle
Holger Klotzbach ...
Berater des Ministers (as Die 3 Tornados)
Arnulf Rating ...
Berater des Ministers (as Die 3 Tornados)
Günter Thews ...
Der Minister (as Die 3 Tornados)
Craig Russell ...
Barkeeper
Hella von Sinnen ...
Krankenpflegerin Rita
Gisela Dreyer ...
(as Gisela Dryer)
Nadja Reichardt ...
(as Nadja Patricia Reichardt)
Ellen Reichhardt ...
Rüdigers Mutter (as Ellen F. Reichhardt)
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16 January 1986 (West Germany)  »

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Edited into Die Geschichte des erotischen Films (2004) See more »

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Du hast Dein Schicksal in der Hand
(reprise) (uncredited)
Performed by Die Bermudaas
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Pioneering satire about AIDS
31 July 2000 | by (Miami & Sao Paulo, BR) – See all my reviews

This, at the time, was a pioneering film. The always innovative and irreverent Rosa von Praunheim broke the ice on satirizing AIDS. This was later done by several other independent directors from Canada and the USA, also imitating the parody musical format which von Praunheim created. This film is still the most important of its genre. Von Praunheim was severely ostracized for poking fun at such a subject. But he insisted that given how the world had ignored AIDS up to then (1985; it took the Rock Hudson death to shake the US then), satire was necessary. He was right. Whatever would cause the most raucous would bring the most attention to AIDS. And it worked. So, don't expect a landmark film. But it is a film that perhaps highlights von Praunheim's career as a gay activist, not as a film maker.


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