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Der Einstein des Sex (1999)

The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. ... See full summary »

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Kai Schumann ...
Friedel von Wangenheim ...
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Adolf Brand
Wolfgang Völz ...
Polizeipräsident
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Prof. Steinach
Meret Becker ...
Arbeiterin
Monika Hansen ...
Gräfin
Gerd Lukas Storzer ...
Baron von Teschenberg
Olaf Drauschke ...
Karl Giese
Tima die Göttliche ...
Dorchen
Gerry Wolff ...
Onkel von Hirschfeld
Christa Pasemann ...
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The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. The script reveals main characters in Hirschfeld's life including impossible love interest Baron von Teschenberg, and Hirschfeld's aids- young Karl Giese and guardian angel, the transvestite Dorchen, as they establish the First Institute of Sexual Sciences in Berlin in 1920, and follows their struggles to keep it open, up to the rise of the Third Reich in the mid 1930s. Written by Gonz30

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Discover the Theory of Sexuality...Relatively Speaking.


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16 March 2000 (Germany)  »

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The Einstein of Sex  »

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Awful kitschmovie without balls
9 July 2000 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is the worst movie I've seen this year so far. The story is about doctor Hirschfeld that struggled at the end of the 19th century for homo-sexuality and trans-sexuality. So far so good. The theme is allright, and the brave man deserves a good biography. Nevertheless, the way this biopic was made, was like the copywriter litterally copied some lines from the encyclopedia. The acting was done by a bunch of amateur playwright actors: you could see them thinking: there is an audience watching at me. And to top things, there was not a single scene that was either witty or exciting. Oh, well, just don't waste your time on this kitsch movie, especially if you are interested in the life in Hirschfeld.


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