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Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality. Ernst becomes a member of the gay organization DER KREIS and lives through the high point and the eventual decline of the organization, which in the whole of Europe is seen as the pioneer of gay emancipation.Written by
While there is still a lot of homophobia and a lot of discrimination against gay people in general, this documentary does focus on a magazine that was developed and delivered so that people would not have to expose themselves. Nowadays with Internet and whatnot, it is obviously a lot easier to do that, but it is a true testament to time and will, to see what some people had to go through to reach a certain kind of freedom to express themselves.
I hadn't heard of that particular magazine and had no clue what the movie was about, when I watched it at the Festival in Berlin. So while I was surprised by the topic itself, I have to admit, the movie itself is very well done. Nicely shot and edited, with lots of Interviews and people remembering what it was like, it does get you into that mindset ... Watch if you're not "afraid"
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