A forbidden love between two police cadets, Marc and Kay, is at the centre of this brave and uncompromising film. Against the backdrop of intense physical training, the men grow close and instantly Marc is drawn to the handsome and charismatic Kay. Marc begins to realise desires he never knew he had as feelings begin to intensify between them.
Being a married man and a father to be, Marc is torn between his family and his love for Kay. Leading a double life, he finds himself in free fall and realises that try as he may, he will never be able to make everyone happy. Branded the German Brokeback Mountain, Free Fall is an honest and beautiful tale of courage, love and acceptance.
Cast: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan Director: Stephan Lacant Language: German with english subtitles
Publisher: Peccadillo Pictures, Year: 2014
Like thousands of other young tourists, Luis (Tielve) arrives in Berlin from Madrid fresh from his break-up with his boyfriend, looking to party the pain away within Berlin s infamous club scene. However, Luis's uncanny resemblance to a missing young Greek student gets him involved with a strange and elusive Russian (Mandic), who may or may not know the whereabouts of the missing young man. What begins as a romantic adventure quickly turns into a desperate chase for the truth as Luis begins to lose his mind between reality and paranoia.
Cast: Fernando Tielve, Marko Mandic, Sesede Terziyan Director: Patrick Schuckmann, Stefan Westerwe Language: Mainly german with english subtitles
Publisher: TLA Releasing, Year: 2014
When Leon joins Mario's football club, an immediate tension brews between them; both players are talented, driven and prepared to fight for their spot on the first team. When the pair are moved into a flat with one another, the competitive tension turns sexual. As their relationship intensifies, the pair become inseparable, yet Mario is desperate to hide their love from his teammates. As rumours of their relationship begin to circulate, the boys are forced to make a choice; their careers, or each other.
Cast: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec Director: Marcel Gisler Language: Swiss German
Publisher: Saffron Hill, Year: 2018
Long party nights in Berlin s trendy clubs and erotic evenings at home this is the chaotic relationship of the unequal couple of Ernst and Tobias. Though opposites attract, respectable banker Ernst is often unsure, whether bubbly and always cheerful Tobias takes their relationship as seriously as he does. Soon they rise to their absolute challenge: The sudden appearance of Uta, Ernst's eccentric school friend. Uta forges out a scheming plan, which Ernst completely falls for. Together with his friends, Tobias spares no efforts to checkmate the unwelcome guest as soon as possible and sets events in motion that increasingly get out of control. MEN TO KISS is a lightening-paced and hilarious farce sure to delight.
Cast: uncredited Director: Robert Hasfogel Language: In german with english subtitles
Publisher: TLA Releasing, Year: 2013
The final film of acclaimed director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The story of a sailor named Querelle (Brad Davis), who turns on his drug-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel run by the rapacious Lysiane (Jeanne Moreau), who leads Querelle into his first homosexual encounter. Subsequently, he falls in love with a fellow murderer Gil (Hanno Poschl). Partly because his love for Gil panics him, and partly so that he can keep Gil all to himself.
A tale of star-crossed lovers with a difference, Sabine Bernardi's richly textured ode to teenage love takes a fresh and unique look at a romantic encounter that transcends boundaries.
When 20-year-old Lukas arrives in Cologne, a summer of late nights, clubs heaving with hot guys and insurmountable self-discovery awaits. You see, Lukas has a heavy secret that he has chosen to leave behind, and best friend Ine knows this too well. Like most young adults their age, the pair indulge in parties and alcohol with abandon, helping Lukas to overcome what makes him different from everyone else.
However, when hunky neighbourhood catch Fabio appears, a heated attraction between the two boys gradually develops - until Fabio accesses the secret of Lukas's identity. Despite their differences, will love conquer all?
Cast: Rick Okon, Maximilian Befort Director: Sabine Bernardi Language: In german with english subtitles
Publisher: Peccadillo Pictures, Year: 2012
A perfect watch for a Valentine s night in, Dennis Todorovic s sensitive and eloquent tale of love and passion enveloped in a musical milieu echoes the brilliance of Chris Kraus Four Minutes and the Academy-Award winning Shine.
Sasha, confronted with the everyday prejudice of his homophobic family, struggles with his urge to come out. When his beloved piano teacher and local celebrity Mr. Weber plans to leave the city, the young man is heartbroken. The only person in whom he can confide his feelings is his best friend Jiao. After a failed audition, Sasha swears never to play piano again, but a consoling and heartfelt telephone call from the illustrious Mr. Weber changes his mind resulting in a passionate love affair. All secrets are exposed with Sasha's family proving to be more understanding of his predicament than he first thought...
Cast: Sacha Kekez, Predrag Bjelic, Ljubisa Gruicic Director: Dennis Todorovic Language: German with english subtitles
Publisher: Peccadillo Pictures, Year: 2011