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Desire Will Set You Free (2015)

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Desire Will Set You Free is a feature film that explores life in contemporary Berlin with an often critical and sometimes humorous eye. Based on a true story, the plot follows the ... See full summary »

Director:

Yony Leyser

Writers:

Yony Leyser, Paula Alamillo (co-writer) (as Paula Alamillo Rodriguez)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yony Leyser ... Ezra
Tim-Fabian Hoffmann Tim-Fabian Hoffmann ... Sasha
Chloe Griffin Chloe Griffin ... Cathrine (as Chloé Griffin)
Amber Benson ... Jayne
Anton Andreew Anton Andreew ... Alexandru
Joe Grainger Joe Grainger ... Connor
Onur Akkilic Onur Akkilic ... Ozan
Max Appenroth Max Appenroth ... Otto / Dream Garden Queer / LSD Park
Til Schindler ... Bastian
Olgu Caglar ... Hustler One
Peter Georgiev Peter Georgiev ... Hustler Two
Nina Hagen ... Oracle
Peaches ... Herself
Rummelsnuff Rummelsnuff ... Rummelsnuff (as Roger Baptist)
Maat Asbach Maat Asbach ... Rummelsnuff
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Desire Will Set You Free is a feature film that explores life in contemporary Berlin with an often critical and sometimes humorous eye. Based on a true story, the plot follows the relationship of an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent and a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler, offering access to the city's vibrant queer and underground scenes while examining the differences between expatriate and refugee life. Our characters travel through Berlin's layered history and unique subcultural landscape; on their adventures they discover influences and remnants of the Weimar Republic, WWII, the Bowie years, and punk. Many original Berlin personalities play themselves and the locations are all real Berlin locations. The film features performances by the queen of punk Nina Hagen, electro star Peaches, Brooklyn's Blood Orange, German sensation Rummelsnuff, rapper Sookee, Einstürzende Neubauten's Blixa Bargeld;  and Wolfgang Müller, plus cast members Amber Benson (of Buffy ...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | German | Arabic | Hebrew

Release Date:

5 May 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lust macht frei See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Was braucht der Berliner, um glücklich zu sein?
Performed by Tim-Fabian Hoffmann and Stefan Jacobi
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