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Straight (2007)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 22 June 2007 (Germany)
A "ménage à trois" between a young German-Polish social worker, a young German Jewish intellectual and a young German-Turkish boy, playing in Berlin-Neukölln, the so called "ghetto" of Germany

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Nicolas Flessa

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Nicolas Flessa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beba Ebner Beba Ebner ... Jana
Florian Sonnefeld Florian Sonnefeld ... David
Eralp Uzun Eralp Uzun ... Nazim
Oktay Özdemir Oktay Özdemir ... Akin
Annabelle Dorn Annabelle Dorn ... Julia
Adrian Can ... Hakan
Soner Ulutas Soner Ulutas ... Firat
Erman Sahin Erman Sahin ... Emre
Adam Kowalski Adam Kowalski ... Mehmet
Frederic Heidorn ... Markus
Marion Kruse Marion Kruse ... Prostitute
Anna Oussankina Anna Oussankina ... Waitress
Andre Scioblowski Andre Scioblowski ... Dancing Man (as André Scioblowski)
Janin Stenzel Janin Stenzel ... Beggar Woman
Florens Schmidt Florens Schmidt ... Friend of Beggar Woman
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A "ménage à trois" between a young German-Polish social worker, a young German Jewish intellectual and a young German-Turkish boy, playing in Berlin-Neukölln, the so called "ghetto" of Germany

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Germany

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German | English

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22 June 2007 (Germany) See more »

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Berlin, Germany

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€1,000 (estimated)
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Käferfilm Produktion See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Part of the film was shown in reverse, because the Volver poster seen had all the printing backwards. See more »

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delicate yet brutal
26 December 2010 | by thisissubtitledmoviesSee all my reviews

excerpt, more at my location - Shining a light on the issue of social misconception, and the pressures created by society's desire for obligatory conformism, Nicolas Flessa's short German film plunges straight to the heart of the matter of repressed sexuality. Set in the Berlin district of Neukoelln, otherwise known as the city's "ghetto," Flessa looks at the intertwining lives of three young adults as they come to terms with their individual feelings and the implications this may have on them and those around them.

While there are areas for potential reworking and growth that would allow the drama to be exploited to its most engaging, Straight proves to be anything but, as it weaves the lives of its three characters together in a delicate yet brutally believable manner.


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