Brief synopsis

In postwar Germany, Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to the paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts in revulsion grows to something called love.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Franz RogowskiHans [L]
Georg FriedrichViktor [L]
Anton von LuckeLeo [L]
Thomas PrennOskar [L]
Ulrich FaßnachtSanitary room attendant [SR]
Joachim SchoenfeldGuard [SR]
Thomas Stecherprison guard [SR]
Fabian StummZivilpolizist [SR]
Daniel WagnerStrafverteidiger [SR]
Alfred HartungGuard [SR]
Klaus HuhleJudge [SR]
Andreas Pattonprosecuting attorney [SR]
Thomas WehlingWärter [SR]
Ernst Sigotgay man [BP]
Reporter of the moon landing [BP]Lupo Grujcic

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Post production coordinatorKlara Pollak
Director of photographyCrystel Fournier
Gimbal system operatorJulian Hanschke
Steadicam operatorYoshua Berkowitz
Steadicam operatorRobert Stopfer
Steadicam operatorChristoph Iwanow
replacement
replacement
1st assistant cameraChristoph Grasser
2nd assistant cameraHannah Todt
Video assist/playback operatorPepe Cikan
Casting directorEva Roth
Casting directorBenjamin Roth
Extras/bit player castingRaoul Bruck
Österreich
Österreich
Costume designerAndrea Hölzl
Costume designerTanja Hausner
WardrobeEvelyn Carhuas Luna
WardrobeRuth Kubyk
DirectorSebastian Meise
1st AD (local system)Ires Jung
2nd AD crowd (local system)Johanna Lentsch
MDM, 2nd AD Crowd (casting, fitting, staging, communication w/ agency&extras)
MDM, 2nd AD Crowd (casting, fitting, staging, communication w/ agency&extras)
2nd AD crowd (local system)Linda Drescher
2nd AD crowd (local system)Lisa Buchsteiner
3rd AD crowd (local system)Paul Kupetz
7 DT
7 DT
Extras coordinatorAnna Villinger
Berlin and Magdeburg
Berlin and Magdeburg
EditorJoana Scrinzi
Assistant editorVassili Frisov
Key gripJerome Lauer
GripMatthieu Rousseaux
GripPascal Perkams
GafferMathias Beier
GafferMartin Handrow
Replace
Replace
Best boyUrs Zimmermann
Best boyMartin Handrow
Lighting technician / electricianDavid Roschke
Lighting technician / electricianChristof Stammberger
Lighting technician / electricianOliver Joest
Lighting technician / electricianFalk Oettel
Lighting assistantVictor Boche
Makeup artist / hair stylistKerstin Gaecklein
Makeup artist / hair stylistRoman Braunhofer
Makeup artist / hair stylistHeiko Schmidt
ComposerPeter Brötzmann
ComposerNils Pretter Molvaer
ProducerOliver Neumann
ProducerSabine Moser
ProducerBenny Drechsel
Production designerMichael Randel
Assistant production designerJacob Schulze
Art directorChristine Dosch
Austria
Austria
Set decoratorAnja Heinicke
Prop masterDaniela Grömke
2.Block
2.Block
Standby propsJo Wild
Teil 2 nach Corona
Teil 2 nach Corona
Set dresserAlexis Kunze
Set dresserDavid Thummerer
Jail
Jail
Assistant stand by propsBenjamin Büchner
Set builderTitus Kunze
Scenic painterGabriele Winzen
head-pt.
head-pt.
Scenic painterNina Damm
Scenic painterSusanna Schnibbe
Scenic painterKatharina Gießler
Scenic painterEva Weymann
Patina
Patina
Scenic painterAndreas Bräunsdorf
Painting/ Patina Magdeburg
Painting/ Patina Magdeburg
Graphic artistDaniela Grömke
hist. 1945/60er Handzeichnungen und schriften
hist. 1945/60er Handzeichnungen und schriften
Property driverAndre Schütze
Line producerKarsten Frank
Line Producer (DE)
Line Producer (DE)
Line producerJohannes Rexin
block 1 (Germany)
block 1 (Germany)
Film financing coordinatorKlara Pollak
Production managerLena Krins
Production managerStephanie Wagner [1]
Production managerRicarda Kniesz
Kalkulation und ca. 6 Wochen Vorbereitung
Kalkulation und ca. 6 Wochen Vorbereitung
Production coordinatorKlara Pollak
Unit managerStephan Busch
1. Block bis Corona-Stop
1. Block bis Corona-Stop
Unit managerMoshe Kvitelashvili
Unit managerMarie Habermann
Location manager (local system)Les Tar
Set manager/ floor managerFritzie Schmidt
Set manager/ floor managerDaniel Schmidt [1]
Production assistantBernhard Lindner
Base Management
Base Management
Set runnerArvid Seib
Set runnerAndreas Matt
Production driverMartin Neumeister
Production driverMatthias Kubin
Berlin Block
Berlin Block
Production driverPatrick Hans
Magdeburg, Berlin
Magdeburg, Berlin
ScreenwriterThomas Reider
ScreenwriterSebastian Meise
Production sound mixerJörg Theil
Boom operatorEtienne Haug
Sommer block
Sommer block
Boom operatorTill Ulrich
TM: J. Theil, Magdeburg/Berlin
TM: J. Theil, Magdeburg/Berlin
Sound re-recording mixerManuel Meichsner
Stunt coordinatorOliver Juhrs
Stuntman/womanThomas ' Tom ' Jester
Stuntman/womanMirko Stübing
Stunt riggerKristoffer Fuss
Hygiene officerBenjamin Karg

Production companies

CompanyComment
FreibeuterFilm GmbH [at]
Rohfilm Productions GmbH

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
The Match Factory GmbH [de]
International Sales
International Sales
Filmladen Filmverleih GmbH [at]
Austria (theatrical)
Austria (theatrical)
Filmcoopi Zürich AG [ch]
Distribution Switzerland
Distribution Switzerland
Paname Distribution [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
Piffl Medien GmbH [de]
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)
Tongariro Releasing [pl]
Poland
Poland

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur filmissimo Inh. Antje Mews
Komparserie Magdeburg und Berlin
Komparserie Magdeburg und Berlin
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Production ServicesThe Cooking Brothers Gödecke OHG
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbH
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
KB: Tanja Hausner
KB: Tanja Hausner
Makeup and HairDHS Filmservice GmbH
make up trailer
make up trailer
PropsAdlershofer Fundus
Requisiten und Deko-Kostüm
Requisiten und Deko-Kostüm

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Georg Friedrich2021Sarajevo Film Festival [ba]Best leading actorWinner
Sebastian Meise2021Sarajevo Film Festival [ba]Best FilmWinner
Sebastian Meise2021Sarajevo Film Festival [ba]CICAE AwardWinner
Sebastian Meise2021Zurich Film Festival [ch]Focus competitionNominated
Sebastian Meise2021Festival de Cannes - Un certain regard [fr]Jury PrizeWinner
Sebastian Meise2021European Film Awards [eu]European University Film (EUFA)Nominated
Crystel Fournier2021European Film Awards [eu]European CinematographyWinner
Franz Rogowski2021European Film Awards [eu]European ActorNominated
Nils Pretter Molvaer2021European Film Awards [eu]European Original ScoreWinner
Peter Brötzmann2021European Film Awards [eu]European Original ScoreWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2022AustriaDiagonale
2021PolandCamerimage FestivalDirectors’ Debuts Competition
2021GermanyFilmfest HamburgGreat Freedom
2021GermanyBiberach Festival
2021GermanyBrunswick Int. Festival
2021Bosnia-HerzegovinaSarajevo Film FestivalOfficial Selection
2021GermanyFilmfest HamburgEröffnungsfilm
2020FranceFestival de CannesUn certain regard

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releasePolandFriday, 25/03/2022
Theatre releaseBelgiumWednesday, 16/02/2022
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 09/02/2022
Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 19/11/2021
Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 18/11/2021
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 18/11/2021
PremiereThursday, 08/07/2021Festival de Cannes - Un certain regard [fr]