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Coming Out (1989)

A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with accepting his homosexuality.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Freihof ...
Philipp Klarmann
Dagmar Manzel ...
Tanja
Dirk Kummer ...
Matthias
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Achim
Werner Dissel ...
Älterer Homosexueller
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Frau Moellemann, Serviererin
Walfriede Schmitt ...
Philipp's mother
Axel Wandtke ...
Jakob
Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss ...
Araber (as Pierre Bliss)
René Schmidt ...
Junger Mann im Park
Thomas Gumpert ...
Larry
Ursula Staack ...
Üppige
Robert Hummel ...
Lutz
Horst Ziethen ...
Schmächtiger
Gertraud Kreissig ...
Schul-Direktorin
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Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly falls in love with a young man. Transformed by this love he is no longer afraid to face up to who he is.report Written by Anonymous

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10 November 1989 (East Germany)  »

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The first East German film on homosexuality, it was shot on location in several gay bars and cruising areas in East Berlin. See more »

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References Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) See more »

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Wie ein Stern
Performed by Frank Schöbel
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Being yourself
24 February 2005 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

Though I saw this movie only once, I still remember it and will probably for ever. None of the gay themed films I saw described better the problems and relations in our community. This East Germany film was very important for me, because, back in those times, I saw myself in the role of the main character. Being afraid of being myself and how to deal with it - that is the idea of the film. It wants to say to all of "us", and I would quote here one of my first boyfriends: "No matter what the world thinks about you, do what makes you happy." Really, that is what matters. You and the other one. This movie helped me a lot. And I am not afraid of being myself anymore.


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