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Freier Fall (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 May 2013 (Germany)
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.


Stephan Lacant
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Complete credited cast:
Hanno Koffler ... Marc Borgmann
Max Riemelt ... Kay Engel
Attila Borlan Attila Borlan ... Werner Brandt
Katharina Schüttler ... Bettina Bischoff
Stephanie Schönfeld Stephanie Schönfeld ... Claudia Richter
Oliver Bröcker Oliver Bröcker ... Frank Richter
Luis Lamprecht Luis Lamprecht ... Wolfgang Borgmann
Maren Kroymann ... Inge Borgmann
Shenja Lacher Shenja Lacher ... Gregor Limpinski
Britta Hammelstein ... Britt Rebmann
Horst Krebs Horst Krebs ... Bernd Eiden
Barbara Bernt Barbara Bernt ... Ärztin
Samuel Schnepf Samuel Schnepf ... Benno Bischoff
Vilmar Bieri Vilmar Bieri ... Lothar Bischoff
Jonathan Müller ... Mann im Club


With a promising police career and a baby on the way, Marc's life seems to be right on track - then he meets fellow policeman Kay. During their regular jogs, Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness - and what it means to fall in love with another man. Torn between his family and his new feelings for Kay, Marc sees his world careening more and more out of control. Suddenly, his life is in free fall and Marc realizes that, try as he may, he can't make everyone happy - least of all himself. Written by Edition Salzgeber / edited by statmanjeff

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First screenplay written by actor Karsten Dahlem, who wrote it along with the movie's director. See more »


A crew member can be seen behind Marc when he goes to see Bettina at Frank and Claudia's house. See more »


Marc Borgmann: Shit. What are you doing here?
Kay Engel: Is it broken? Let's have a look.
[touches Marc's broken nose]
Marc Borgmann: Ow. Are you crazy?
Kay Engel: Ah, it's nothing. Pussy.
Marc Borgmann: You'd better go before my mother gets here.
Kay Engel: I'm gone already.
[kisses Marc]
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Followed by Free Fall 2 See more »


Written by Florian Krüllke
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Odd love
7 March 2014 | by bonettcarlosSee all my reviews

This film is not a cliché. No movie gave me hope and took it right away leaving just expectations behind like this one did.

Once the love between two beautifully interpreted characters begins, one is immersed in the struggle they're into because of their feelings. Max Riemelt completely nailed it, his character (Kay) seems to have found the true Marc(Hanno Koffler)by giving himself to him. I can agree that this is "the German answer to Brokeback Mountain" but it lacks at exposing the whole life of the characters, you just can imagine where they come from and how did they get to where they are.

Between other things, the sound was impeccable, it makes you feel very closely to the moment and the feelings surrounding a scene. The costume design was a little bit stiff but you can easily see that the characters are going trough a routine and they are completely changed when they are not in regular situations. Also, the locations were beautiful without being very detailed.

It is focused on the fight generated by love and the consequences of the choices you make while you are trying to define yourself.

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Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Germany) See more »

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