• AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

    AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

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  • AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

    AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

    license film
  • AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

    AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

    license film
  • AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

    AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

    license film

AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

a film by Ringo Rösener, Markus Stein

AMONG MEN – GAY IN EAST GERMANY

Germany | 2012 | 91:00 min

Original Title:
UNTER MÄNNERN — SCHWUL IN DER DDR

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
More than two decades ago, a country in Europe existed that marked the border to a different political and economic system, yet was the very heart of the continent. This country, called the German Democratic Republic, made Socialism a reality and was home to 17 million people. Born in the deep eastern provinces, Ringo Rösener merely witnessed the collapse of East Germany as a nation.
Ringing in the new millennium, he leaves his home town of Anklam to live out his homosexuality – something he had never dared to do. Would an openly gay life even have been possible in the real Socialist system?
Ringo Rösener meets six gay men who lived in the GDR. Some of them speak openly about their sexuality for the first time in their lives. Little by little, they open up, begin to share their own personal stories and talk about their lives in the supposedly uniform state.

With Jürgen Wittdorf, Christian Schulz, Helwin Leuschner, Eduard Stapel, Frank Schäfer, John Zinner,
Jürgen Lemke.
Festivals/Awards
Berlinale PANORAMA
Cast and Crew
  • Director Ringo Rösener, Markus Stein
  • Director of Photography Bernadette Paasen
  • Editor Martin Menzel, Martin Menzel
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH
Linienstrasse 44, 10119 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 30874560

Fax: +49 30 30874566

info@hoferichterjacobs.de
http://www.hoferichterjacobs.de
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