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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beba Ebner ... Jana
Florian Sonnefeld ... David
Eralp Uzun ... Nazim
Oktay Özdemir ... Akin
Annabelle Dorn ... Julia
... Hakan
Soner Ulutas ... Firat
Erman Sahin ... Emre
Adam Kowalski ... Mehmet
Frederic Heidorn ... Markus
Marion Kruse ... Prostitute
Anna Oussankina ... Waitress
Andre Scioblowski ... Dancing Man (as André Scioblowski)
... Beggar Woman
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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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 See 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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