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Das Phallometer (2014)

The phallometric tests were used in the Czech Republic until recently in order to verify the homosexuality of asylum seekers, who reported homosexuality-based persecution in their home ... See full summary »

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Tor Iben

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Tor Iben
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Cast overview:
Annette Frier ... Offizierin / Female Officer
Klaus J. Behrendt Klaus J. Behrendt ... 1. Offizier
Harry Baer ... 2 Offizier / Second Officer
Firat Erol Firat Erol ... Asylant / Asylum Seeker
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The phallometric tests were used in the Czech Republic until recently in order to verify the homosexuality of asylum seekers, who reported homosexuality-based persecution in their home country as grounds for asylum. This short tells the story of a young guy whose sexuality will be tested through this method in a satirically way. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Comedy

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5 December 2015 | by petrsvSee all my reviews

This movie is short comedy, but...it is try to evoke tricky effect about Czech procedure during asylum process for refugees. It is absurdity. Penile plethysmography (PPG) - instrument, that Czech Professor Kurt Freund had been using for scientific study of homosexuality in 50's in Czechoslovakia. Thanks to his study homosexuality was decriminalized in Czechoslovakia in 1961. Similar legal status of homosexuality was in Germany in 1968 (East) and 1969 (West). Thanks to Kurt's study recruits could have been exempt from military service in 50's. Professor Freund had emigrated to Canada in 1968, where he went on with his work and study with PPG. The Kurt Freund Laboratory at Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto is named after him. So, PPG was instrument for scientific in last century. Not nowadays, not in Czech Republic, not for refugees.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Falometar See more »

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Ente Kross Film See more »
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