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Westler (1985)

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Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigurd Rachman ...
Felix
Rainer Strecker ...
Thomas
Andy Lucas ...
Bruce
Frank Rediess ...
Bernie (as Frank Rediess)
Andreas Bernhardt ...
Jürgen
Sasha Kogo ...
Elke
Hans-Juergen Punte ...
Lutze (as Hans-Jürgen Punte)
Zazie De Paris ...
Nightclub Singer (as Zazi de Paris)
Harry Baer ...
Border Guard
Christoph Eichhorn ...
Actor #2
Peter Bahlke
Jörg Uwe Dost
Zlata Findeis
Thomas Freter
Wolfram Gasper
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Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas decides to try and flee to the West. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <keller@telebyte.nl>

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28 March 1987 (West Germany)  »

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The scenes in East Berlin were shot clandestinely with a Super-8 camera. See more »

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Ich bin da gar nich pingelig
Performed by Nina Hagen
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The best German gay movie?
28 March 2001 | by (Aachen, Germany) – See all my reviews

I bought the VHS (thank God I didn't spend money on the more expensive DVD) of this movie, as it was being advertised as THE German gay classic. I was very disappointed. Although the idea of the story is great (young man from West- Berlin falls in love with young man from East- Berlin, the wall makes their romance complicated) and all the actors are trying as hard as they can, the movie lacks some serious story-telling capabilities on the director's side. A script is basically non-existent, the musical score is terrible and even "non-candid camera" shots in West- Berlin are terribly photographed. Thumbs up for candid camera shots of every-day life in 1985's East- Berlin and sneaking into a gay bar in communist Germany and for performances by the actors playing the couple. But NOT a must-see.


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