Today's hip image of Berlin is based on the city's vibrant and subversive subcultures, which originally emerged within the grey walls surrounding West Berlin. The queer scene played a major...
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A true cult of friendship among men was widespread in Weimar Classicism, whereas outdated homosexuality was frowned upon. Cult director Rosa von Praunheim asks what was behind the scenes: ... See full summary »
Rosa von Praunheim
Melting glaciers, gullied seas, the financial markets are about to collapse. Spectacular images of how growth continues to be blinding. Outside you can hardly see anything because of the smog and the smoke screen.
TUCKED is a raw and tender drama about an aging 80 year old drag queen who forms an unlikely friendship with a younger queen, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity and ... See full summary »
Christina, a young German reporter, is sent to Masuria to prepare a press article about it. She is accompanied by her lively Masurian-born grandmother Elsa and a handsome Polish photographer named Marek.
In 1930 in Moscow, USSR. the Soviet government puts a group of top rank economists and engineers on trial, accusing them of plotting a coup d'état. The charges are fabricated and the punishment, if convicted, is death.
Aleksandr Aleksandrovitch Fedotov,
Ivan Andreevitch Kalinnikow,
Marcos, a seventeen-year-old farm worker, discovers his sexuality in a hostile environment. Nicknamed Marilyn by other teenagers in town, he becomes the target both of human desire and ... See full summary »
Martín Rodríguez Redondo
Germán de Silva
Anja Altmann disappears after a birthday party. When the police ring husband Thomas' doorbell, family attorney and friend Lavinia Bertok manage to dispel any suspicions. But soon Thomas is ... See full summary »
Berlin stories behind sex for money. Despised, stigmatised and suppressed to the fringe of society - this is the reality young, male prostitutes face in Berlin. Most of the hustlers are ... See full summary »
Rosa von Praunheim
Both detectives on a sickening murder case struggle with being alone and childless in their 40s. As they investigate the young man found beaten and strangled to death, platonic friends ... See full summary »
Today's hip image of Berlin is based on the city's vibrant and subversive subcultures, which originally emerged within the grey walls surrounding West Berlin. The queer scene played a major role in creating that subculture, with its sexual diversity and its wild and unconstrained party culture, ranging from the notorious clubs to CSD. Many of the scene's actors, such as the Gay Museum, the Teddy Award, AIDS help organizations, and the queer magazine Siegessäule originated before 1989. Yet gays in West Berlin suffered greatly under an incongruous provision in German law - the infamous 'Paragraph 175' - that made homosexual acts between men a crime up until its reform in 1969. Raids and arrests in bars were common, yet ultimately failed in suppressing gay life in West Berlin. Instead, the city turned into a gay capital. The late seventies in particular were a period of great sexual and political freedoms and more intense social intermingling between the gay-, hetero-, and transsexual ...Written by