Director: Heiner Carow Run Time: 113 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1989 Language: German with English subtitles
Starring: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer
As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he put that behind him in order to live within the “norm.” He meets a shy girl who falls for him, and soon the couple is sharing an apartment. But Philipp cannot deny his passionate desire for a young man. After years of repressing his sexuality, he finally accepts himself for who he truly is.
Hailed as the first and only feature film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, Coming Out premiered on the night the Berlin Wall opened, November 9, 1989.