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Light Gradient (2009)

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A young gay couple go on a camping trip, biking through the woods of Brandenburg. They have some mishaps along the way before meeting a woman and her teenager son on a farm.

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Jan Krüger

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Complete credited cast:
Sebastian Schlecht Sebastian Schlecht ... Johann
Eric Golub Eric Golub ... Robin
Iris Minich ... Grit
Denis Alevi Denis Alevi ... Henri
Rainer Winkelvoss Rainer Winkelvoss ... Radfahrer
Bianca Wiedersich Bianca Wiedersich ... Radfahrer
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A young gay couple go on a camping trip, biking through the woods of Brandenburg. They have some mishaps along the way before meeting a woman and her teenager son on a farm.

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Not Rated

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 June 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Light Gradient See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Attractive young gay lovers exploring the wilderness and each other.
23 February 2010 | by david-3165See all my reviews

Light Gradient refers to the gradual slope of a bike path the boys take through a German forest. By gradual I mean slow. Entire scenes tend to go by of light bouncing off trees, water trickling down streams.

Comparisons could be made with Summers Storm in the use of half naked young German men out in the open. However this movie has a very scant cast. Mostly 2 main characters, with 2 more joining later. This is not a coming out movie. All characters are extremely comfortable with their sexuality and I think this is a wonderful portrayal of owning ones sexuality.

However the slowness of the movie will be its downfall. Occasional spurts of naked frivolity break up the trance like pace. The many close ups of Johan are not unwelcome. Overall it makes for a visual feast. The story line, however, is not compelling, just a little puzzling.


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