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Freier Fall (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 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.

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Stephan Lacant

Writers:

Stephan Lacant (screenplay), Karsten Dahlem (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Fall See more »

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1.85 : 1
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First screenplay written by actor Karsten Dahlem, who wrote it along with the movie's director. See more »

Quotes

Kay Engel: What's your problem? Nothing but 'me! me! me!' Huh? Me! But what about me, Marc? What about me? Don't you get it? I love you. Marc.
Marc Borgmann: Leave me alone. Please.
Kay Engel: I'm not sleeping with anyone else.
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Followed by Freier Fall 2 See more »

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Aus Die Maus
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Performed by Claas Reimer
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This film has stuck with me.
10 August 2014 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

When I started to watch Free Fall, I had no idea what I was in store for. The only reason I was mildly interested in it is because I noticed Hanno Koffler, whom I had seen in an earlier homosexual film I really enjoyed, Summer Storm. It is a film that sucks you in from the beginning, at first being all jumbled up and out of place leaving room to wonder, and then has a very steady progression.

The characters are genuine and believable. (I don't know what it is but foreign gay films are always much better than American ones.) There are very heartbreaking and heartwarming scenes, as well as just uncomfortable ones; it is a roller coaster of emotions. Another thing is there was also some intense and erotic scenes; the two leads have excellent chemistry together. Some cookie-cutter gay problems ensue, but overall the films stands it's own in knowing that it needs to be more than "just a gay film". I was really impressed with the subtle and wonderful deliverance of Kay Engel by Max Riemelt. He's a very beautiful man and some of his scenes are worth seeing just for the sheer acting value.

Very pleasing, a movie that has definitely stuck with me for all it gives. The runtime is necessary for all the material to sink in. Don't understand the comments that say it could have been shorter.


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