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Coming Out
A film by Heiner Carow

108 minutes, fiction, color, German w/ English subtitles, 1989

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Synopsis

Coming Out is part of the DEFA Collection.

As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he's put that behind him in order to live within the "norm." He meets a shy girl who falls hard for him, and soon the couple is sharing an apartment. But Philipp cannot deny his passionate desire for a young man he meets in a concert ticket line. Coming Out maps Philipp's liberating journey toward saying "yes" to his true self.

The first, and only, film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, this tender, moving coming out story premiered the very night the Berlin Wall came down.


Reviews

"One of the best gay films I've seen. I only wish there were more films like this!" - London Gay Times

"Passionate and moving, honestly told." - Planet Out


Links

Read That Was the Wild East: Film Culture, Unification, and the "New" Germany by Leonie Naughton


Disc Features

●  Best of Queer Berlin: a PC-friendly Interactive City Guide
●  Original Theatrical Trailer
●  12-minute Featurette Highlighting The Best of East German Cinema
●  Director Biography & Filmography


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