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Different from the Others (1919)

Anders als die Andern (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | 28 May 1919 (Germany)
Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

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Richard Oswald
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Cast

Cast overview:
Conrad Veidt ... Paul Körner
Leo Connard Leo Connard ... Körner's Father
Ilse von Tasso-Lind Ilse von Tasso-Lind ... Körner's Sister
Alexandra Willegh Alexandra Willegh ... Körner's Mother
Ernst Pittschau Ernst Pittschau ... Brother-in-Law
Fritz Schulz ... Kurt Sivers
Wilhelm Diegelmann ... Sivers' Father
Clementine Plessner Clementine Plessner ... Sivers' Mother
Anita Berber Anita Berber ... Else Sivers
Reinhold Schünzel ... Franz Bollek
Helga Molander Helga Molander ... Mrs. Hellborn
Magnus Hirschfeld Magnus Hirschfeld ... Doctor / Sexologist
Karl Giese Karl Giese ... Paul Körner als Schüler
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Storyline

Paul Korner is a homosexual musician who falls in love with his protégé Kurt. Unfortunately, the two are seen walking hand in hand by the blackmailer Franz. Though Paul agrees to Franz's demands at first, it gets out of hand and he ends up refusing to pay which has dire consequences for the lovers. Written by cupcakes

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Gay-Themed Films Of The German Silent Era


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

28 May 1919 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Anders als die Anderen See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(reconstructed)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The role played by Conrad Veidt was probably the first homosexual character written for cinema. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Edited into Before Stonewall (1984) See more »

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Fascinating piece of history
24 May 2006 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"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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