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Feature Film, AT/DE 2021, Farbe, 117 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2022

Director: Sebastian Meise
Script: Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn
Camera: Crystel Fournier
Editor: Joana Scrinzi
Location Sound: Jörg Theil
Music: Nils Petter Molvær, Peter Brötzmann
Sounddesign: Atanas Tcholakov, Manuel Meichsner
Production Design: Michael Randel
Costumes: Tanja Hausner, Andrea Hölzl
Additional Credits: Maske: Heiko Schmidt, Roman Braunhofer, Kerstin Gaecklein Casting: Eva Roth, Benjamin Roth
Producers: Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, Benny Drechsel
Production: FreibeuterFilm
Co-production: Rohfilm Productions (DE)


Hans Hoffmann (Franz Rogowski) spends nearly his entire life from the 1940s until the 1970s in prison. His crime is that he’s homosexual. He and the inmate Viktor (Georg Friedrich) share an unlikely friendship that gives both men hope. A melancholy film, which deals with the political and private as reciprocal, dys/functional systems, and is deeply stirring, no least due to the complex acting of its two leading actors.

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