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Romeos (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 December 2011 (Germany)
A drama centered on the relationship between a young man and a transsexual who is transitioning from female to male.

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Fabio (as Maximilian Befort)
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Ine
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Johannes Schwab ...
Tessa Lukat ...
Katrin Heß ...
Pflegemädchen Jessy
Mira H. Benser ...
Pflegemädchen 1
Lilli Lorenz ...
Pflegemädchen 2
Julia Schäfle ...
Blondie
Juliane Knoppek ...
Jaqueline
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Twenty year old Lukas (Rick Okon) is a female to male (FTM) Transsexual man, taking the steps through his gender reassignment treatment. His friendship with Ine (Liv Lisa Fries), who is lesbian, is making the changes and assimilation easier. Lukas sees his romantic world open up for him as Ine introduces him to gay life in Cologne. As he becomes more and more interested in a local gay boy (Max Befort), things are getting more and more complicated. Should Lukas tell this boy who he really is? Written by trivwhiz

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How do you love someone, if you don't show who you are?

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Drama | Romance

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8 December 2011 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Romeo i Romeo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$773 (USA) (16 September 2011)

Gross:

$773 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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Drag Queen Cassy Carrington was originally planned to lip sync to the song "hope there's someone" by Antony & the Johnsons. The production company could not afford to license the famous track so they came up with "Poor wayfaring stranger" by Andreas Scholl. See more »

Goofs

Between 1:12 and 1:13, when Lukas is cleaning his room, you see the red "z" with it's dot above (like an upside-down question mark) on the balcony screen. When Fabio sits down on the window sill, the "z" has disappeared (only the dot stays), and it appears again afterwards. See more »

Soundtracks

Valentine's Day
Performed by Klaus Nomi
Composed by George Elliott and Page Wood
(C) Dingbat Parade Music
Courtesy of Heliocentric CD
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Utterly impressive story about a very difficult subject
5 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sabine Bernardi has nailed a fierce, tight, dramatic and moving story with this outstanding and challenging film. Can't say enough about the acting, directing and filming of this movie.

I'm always wowed when the lead character is a whole human being - i.e., not perfect, but flawed and challenged - and you are still compelled to fall in love with that character. Mix that with a topic as difficult for some people (including myself for a large part of my life) as the subject of transgender (and do it well) and it results in a first-class story.

Both leads are very good in this story, but Fabio, our lead's romantic interest, is really a backdrop and context for the voyage of self-discovery for the lead, Lukas. The mingling of the process of making the transition from female to male and the growing romance between the two leads is amazing, supple and moving.

This is one of the most unique and get-under-your-skin films I've ever seen.


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