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Große Freiheit (Sebastian Meise)

Große Freiheit

Belgian premiere| Sebastian Meise

Ten years after his first feature film Stilleben, Austrian director Sebastian Meise exposes the tragic fate of homosexuals in post-war Germany. Hans is transferred from Auschwitz to a German prison where he will return regularly for years. His crime? Hans is a homosexual, a criminal offence under section 175 of the German Code. His only support is his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer. The dislike between the two men will gradually give way to love. The film was shot for the most part in a disused prison in Magdeburg. A magnetic Franz Rogowski (Happy End, Transit) bravely plays the protagonist and his screen partner Georg Friedrich is equally captivating.

Flagey, Film Fest Gent

Great Freedom (2021) | Teaser | Franz Rogowski | Georg Friedrich