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GREAT FREEDOM

Premiere: 11th of March 2022

 

Director: Sebastian Meise

Cast: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke 

Genre: Drama

Country: Germany, Austria

Length: 116 min

Rating: 15 years

 

Synopsis: In post-war Germany Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to 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 as revulsion grows into something called love.


"Great Freedom" is Austria's Oscar entry 2021 and won the "Un Certain Regard Jury Prize" at the Cannes Film Festival 2021. A powerful and shocking story about life as a victim of Article 175, the German law that criminalized homosexual acts and was not removed until 1994.

Press material, stills and poster.

”“Den stora friheten” är en viktig skildring av något så fasansfullt som en inskränkning på helt normal kärlek mellan samtyckande individer.” - 4/5 Moviezine

”En fängslande rollprestation som berör på alla plan.” 4/5 - OmFilmer

”Djupt drabbande, originell och intelligent” - 5/5 Corren

 

”En film du kommer tänka på länge” - 4/5 QX

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