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The Circle

The Circle
  • 2014
  • Germany
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stefan Haupt
  • Cast: Matthias Hungerbühler, Sven Schelker,
  • Language: German
  • UK release: 12 December 2014

Docudrama about The Circle, a Swiss social group for gay men that thrived during the 1940s and 1950s, focusing on the incipient love affair between teacher Ernst (Hungerbühler) and Barber Röbi (Schelker). The story is given added stature by the insertion of interviews with the real-life Ernst and Röbi. A fascinating history lesson and tender love story.

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The Circle

8 Dec 20144 stars

Swiss love story about a real-life romance and the struggle for gay rights

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