Coming Out

Coming Out
  • 1989
  • East Germany
  • 15
  • Directed by: Heiner Carow
  • Written by: Wolfram Witt
  • Cast: Matthias Freihof, Dirk Kummer, Dagmar Manzel
  • Language: German (with English subtitles)

In pre-united Berlin, a high school teacher tries hard to settle into heterosexual 'normality', and even marries a fellow teacher, but finds himself unable to resist his attraction to a younger man. Set in an environment where horrifying queer bashing is almost acceptable behaviour, this is a brave, honest and hard-hitting movie, even if its message is somewhat simplistically articulated.

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