Coming Out (1989) DVD9
This is one of the landmark works of gay cinema; not by way of the narrative, but rather on account that it marks the first and only gay film to originate from the former East Germany. It tells, in effect, the coming out story of Philipp; a newly appointed teacher who is at odds with both the educational establishment and the cries of his heart. It is one that longs for the company of men, but prefers to hide in a passionless heterosexual relationship with fellow teacher Tanja. That is, until the handsome Matthias enters his life; a seemingly sexually confident young man whose outer bravado conceals a failed suicide attempt. Yet just as night follows day, fate has a way of throwing these two young men together. Only to say 'yes' to relationship bliss with Matthias, is to face the consequences of coming out in the strict heterosexual educational environment of a Communist State.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:47:53 | 6.25 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Heiner Carow
Cast: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek, Werner Dissel
Country: East Germany

- Highlights of East German Cinema
- About the Director
- Queer Berlin
- Theatrical Trailer

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