Different From the Others

Different From the Others

DVD - 2004
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A prosperous man encounters a sleazy blackmailer who discovers that he is gay. Released in 1919, this film is an amazingly frank depiction of a homosexual relationship. Banned at the time of its release, later burned by the Nazis, the film was believed lost for more than forty years.

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Basileus
Jan 29, 2014

Historical first in cinema: silent German film that deals sympathetically with the subject of gay men. Two men in pre-WWII Germany meet and fall in love, but fall afoul of a slimy blackmailer which leads to heartbreak, jail and eventually suicide. Fairly dire film and it is interesting to not that almost a century later, while some things have changed a lot of attitudes haven't. Film was banned and the Nazi's tried to destroy it but pieces of it were found and put together with title cards and photos from the period complete the story.

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