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Anders als die Andern (1919)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | 28 May 1919 (Germany)
Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

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Paul Körner
Leo Connard ...
Körner's Father
Ilse von Tasso-Lind ...
Körner's Sister
Alexandra Willegh ...
Körner's Mother
Ernst Pittschau ...
Brother-in-Law
Fritz Schulz ...
Kurt Sivers
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Sivers' Father
Clementine Plessner ...
Sivers' Mother
Anita Berber ...
Else Sivers
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Franz Bollek
Helga Molander ...
Mrs. Hellborn
Magnus Hirschfeld ...
Doctor / Sexologist
Karl Giese ...
Paul Körner als Schüler
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Paul Korner is a homosexual musician who falls in love with his protégé Kurt. Unfortunately, the two are seen walking hand in hand by the blackmailer Franz. Though Paul agrees to Franz's demands at first, it gets out of hand and he ends up refusing to pay which has dire consequences for the lovers. Written by cupcakes

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Gay-Themed Films Of The German Silent Era

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Crime | Drama | History

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Magnus Hirschfeld, a prominent sexologist, co-wrote the screenplay and made a cameo appearance as The Doctor, with whom Paul Korner consults. A scene resembling that of the modern-day LGBT scene existed in Weimar Germany, albeit underground, and the scene at the gay bar featured actual LGBT individuals. The screenwriter and author Anita Loos said of this period, in 1923: "Any Berlin lady of the night might turn out to be a man: the prettiest girl on the street was Conrad Veidt, who later became an international film star." (It was Hirschfeld who coined the term 'transvestism.') See more »

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Arzt: Respected ladies and gentlemen take heed. The time will come when such tragedies will be no more. For knowledge will conquer prejudice, truth will conquer lies, and love will triumph over hatred.
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Featured in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) See more »

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For its day, an amazingly frank depiction of a homosexual relationship.
6 May 1999 | by (New Haven, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

This film deals with a prosperous man who encounters a sleazy blackmailer who discovers that he is gay. (This silent rarity is a good reason for film preservation!)

A much later film "Victim", deals with a similar subject.


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