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Romeos (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 December 2011 (Germany)
A drama centered on the relationship between a two young men, as one of them navigates the difficulties of life as a transgender man.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lukas
... Fabio (as Maximilian Befort)
... Ine
Felix Brocke ... Sven
Silke Geertz ... Pflegedienstleiterin Annette
Gilles Tschudi ... Herr Boeken
Ben Gageik ... Svens Freund
Sigrid Burkholder ... Lukas' Mutter
Johannes Schwab ... Lukas' Vater
Tessa Lukat ... Leila
Katrin Heß ... Pflegemädchen Jessy
Mira H. Benser ... Pflegemädchen 1
Lilli Lorenz ... Pflegemädchen 2
Julia Schäfle ... Blondie
Juliane Knoppek ... Jaqueline
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Storyline

Twenty year old Lukas (Rick Okon) is a female to male (FTM) Transsexual man, taking the steps through his gender reassignment treatment. His friendship with Ine (Liv Lisa Fries), who is lesbian, is making the changes and assimilation easier. Lukas sees his romantic world open up for him as Ine introduces him to gay life in Cologne. As he becomes more and more interested in a local gay boy (Max Befort), things are getting more and more complicated. Should Lukas tell this boy who he really is? Written by trivwhiz

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How do you love someone, if you don't show who you are?

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Drama | Romance

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Also Known As:

Romeo i Romeo  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$773, 18 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$773, 18 September 2011
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The film was first rated for ages 16+ in Germany arguing it would cause disorientation in sexual identity. After a public outcry the FSK (German rating system) apologized and the film was rated 12+. See more »

Goofs

Between 1:12 and 1:13, when Lukas is cleaning his room, you see the red "z" with it's dot above (like an upside-down question mark) on the balcony screen. When Fabio sits down on the window sill, the "z" has disappeared (only the dot stays), and it appears again afterwards. See more »

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I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Performed by Andreas Scholl
Arranged by Craig Leon
(C) Universal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Decca Music Group
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Utterly impressive story about a very difficult subject
5 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Sabine Bernardi has nailed a fierce, tight, dramatic and moving story with this outstanding and challenging film. Can't say enough about the acting, directing and filming of this movie.

I'm always wowed when the lead character is a whole human being - i.e., not perfect, but flawed and challenged - and you are still compelled to fall in love with that character. Mix that with a topic as difficult for some people (including myself for a large part of my life) as the subject of transgender (and do it well) and it results in a first-class story.

Both leads are very good in this story, but Fabio, our lead's romantic interest, is really a backdrop and context for the voyage of self-discovery for the lead, Lukas. The mingling of the process of making the transition from female to male and the growing romance between the two leads is amazing, supple and moving.

This is one of the most unique and get-under-your-skin films I've ever seen.


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