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The Einstein of Sex (1999)

Der Einstein des Sex (original title)
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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Rosa von Praunheim

Writers:

Rosa von Praunheim (film by), Chris Kraus | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Kai Schumann ... Magnus Hirschfeld
Friedel von Wangenheim Friedel von Wangenheim ... Magnus Hirschfeld
Ben Becker ... Adolf Brand
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Polizeipräsident
Otto Sander ... Prof. Steinach
Meret Becker ... Arbeiterin
Monika Hansen ... Gräfin
Gerd Lukas Storzer Gerd Lukas Storzer ... Baron von Teschenberg
Olaf Drauschke Olaf Drauschke ... Karl Giese
Tima die Göttliche Tima die Göttliche ... Dorchen
Gerry Wolff Gerry Wolff ... Onkel von Hirschfeld
Christa Pasemann Christa Pasemann ... Tante Gesche
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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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long awaited film about "the most dangerous jew in the world"
26 June 2008 | by marymorrisseySee all my reviews

which was another title rosa entertained the possibility of using. when he announced it was forthcoming at a screening in LA I distinctly recall the collective gasp of the public, in anticipation: the subject seemed like the perfect one for rosa... but ... the film turned out nicht so gut, a big disappointment. actually I didn't see the whole thing but only walked out really cause I was visiting a strange city when it happened to stumble upon a chance to see one of its first screenings in the US, in Miami, where winsome elian gonzales was just about to be snatched from his home and riots were about to ensue.my feeling was he rushed into production on this one. it needed more rewrites to be the crowning glory of rosa his fan's tentatively but erroneously anticipated... and I wondered why he turned it over to the writers he chose rather than write it himself.


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Germany | Netherlands

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16 March 2000 (Germany) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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