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Out in Ost-Berlin: Lesben und Schwule in der DDR (2013)

In 1968, paragraph 175, which made homosexual behavior punish able by law was abolished in the German Democratic Republic. At first homosexuality was considered a negligible issue in 'real ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Peter Bausdorf Peter Bausdorf ... Himself
Bettina Dziggel Bettina Dziggel ... Herself
Michael Eggert Michael Eggert ... Himself
Marina Krug Marina Krug ... Herself
Marinka Körzendörfer Marinka Körzendörfer ... Herself
Klaus Laabs Klaus Laabs ... Himself
Gerhard Plöse Gerhard Plöse ... Himself
Christian Pulz Christian Pulz ... Himself
Michael Raimann Michael Raimann ... Himself
Jean Denis Römer Jean Denis Römer ... Comment Archival (voice)
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In 1968, paragraph 175, which made homosexual behavior punish able by law was abolished in the German Democratic Republic. At first homosexuality was considered a negligible issue in 'real existing socialism'. The nuclear family constituted the center of social society. »Out in East Berlin« tells the various, impressive-to-absurd personal histories of gay men and lesbians during socialistic GDR until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Their experiences on the path to a self-conscious, outed sexual identity share one specific perspective: They are accompanied by the watchful eye of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi). Even their actions in the bed room were recorded in innumerable personal files. Based on the homosexual perspective, filmmakers Jochen Hick and Andreas Strohfeldt elucidate the political picture of the GDR, in which citizens are monitored, spied upon and whose movements are restrained. In addition, they are called upon to betray one's own cause: homosexual emancipation. An ... Written by GALERIA ALASKA PRD.

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Germany

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German | English

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Out in East Berlin: Lesbians and Gays in the GDR See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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€150,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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