Some German films on dvd celebrating LGBT history month

A MAN, HIS LOVER, AND HIS MOTHER (15) 2013 SWITZERLAND GISLER, MARCEL IN GERMAN £15.99
Gay writer Lorenz returns to home town in Switzerland to deal with his writer’s block. However back home he has to deal with his elderly fun loving mother in this heart-warmingly film.
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR £15.99  
    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann  hangs in the  balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team. To cover themselves the Germans also add another woman, Marie Ketteler to the team.  Years later it is revealed that Marie is in fact a man
DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA/PANDORA’S BOX ( 15) 1928 GERMANY B/W SILENT PABST, GW     £19.99
 Adaptation of the Franz Wedekind play Lulu which featured cinema’s first openly lesbian scene.
COMING OUT (15) GERMANY 1989   CAROW, HEINER     £19.99
 As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he puts all that behind him in order to live a ‘normal’ life.
FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT/FOX AND HIS FRIENDS/CHINESISCHES ROULETTE (15) 1975/6 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W. BLU RAY ONLY – £17.99
 In Fox and His Friends a young, homosexual man, who falls in love with a wealthy industrialist’s son after an unexpected lottery win. However he realises that the affections of his new partner are solely based on his wealth.
FREIER FALL/FREE FALL (15) GERMANY 2013 LACANT, STEPHAN £15.99
Drama set in a police academy where two male cadets are attracted to each other.
DER KREIS/THE CIRCLE (15) 2014 SWITZERLAND HAUPT, STEFAN £15.99
Set in 1950s Zurich, this mix of documentary and dramatic recreation, is a love story between a shy young teacher and a transvestite and the pioneering gay organisation Der Kreis (The Circle) which they belong to.
LIEBMANN (12) 2016 GERMANY HERRMANN, JULES £15.99
Teacher Antek Liebmann leaves his past life behind by moving from Germany to a cottage in the French countryside. Here in this rural community he becomes infatuated with Sébastian. However it is not long before Liebmanns past catches up with him. DVD can be played in German, English, French.
MEIN FREUND AUS FARO/MY FRIEND FROM FARO (15) 2008  NEUL, NANA   £14.99
   Dreamer Mel (Anjorka Strechel) and androgynous Jenny (Lucie Hollman)  begin dating after a chance encounter, with Mel believing that Jenny is a boy named Miguel. As their relationship grows, however, the truth inevitably comes out.
NAPOLA – ELITE FÜR DEN FÜHRER/BEFORE THE FALL (15) 2004  GERMANY       GANSEL, DENNIS    £15.99
    With the Second World War in full swing, two teenaged boys are enrolled in a National Political Academy (NaPolA), a youth facility for the training of future Nazi leaders. One is a working-class boy with a talent for boxing, and the other is the  Governor’s sensitive, poetry-loving son.  They must both lay aside their innocence and humanity as they prepare to join the Nazi elite.
QUERELLE (18) 1982 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Fassbinder’s controversial cult classic based on Jean Genet’s novel.
SILENT YOUTH (12) 2014 GERMANY KEMMESIES,  DIEMO  £14.99
    Young shy Berlin student Marlo has a chance encounter with a Russian man who has recently suffered a homophobic attack. The pair bond as they explore the Berlin together, but it seems neither can overcome their respective anxieties to further their relationship.
TAXI ZUM KLO (18) 1980 GERMANY RIPPLOH, FRANK £17.99
The film offers a sexually explicit slice of gay culture in West Germany at the dawn of the 1980s and has gained cult status over the years.
YOU AND I (15) 2014 GERMANY   NILS BÖKAMP   £15.99
 After breaking up with his girlfriend, Jonas  goes on a camping trip with his 
gay British ex-flatmate. After picking up homophobic, Polish backpacker Boris, the pair’s friendship is put to the test and Jonas has to confront his true feelings about his English friend.
ZWEI MÜTTER/TWO MOTHERS (18) GERMANY 2013 BERRACHED, ANNE ZOHRA £15.99
Two Mothers is an intense exploration of the trials and tribulations a same sex couple encounters in their desire to become loving parents.
DAS ZIMMERMÄDCHEN LYNN/CHAMBERMAID LYNN (18) 2014 GERMANY   HAEB,  INGO £15.99
 Comedy drama about an obsessive-compulsive hotel maid Lynn who quietly observe her guests and rummage through their possessions until one day she encounters a dominatrix in the Hotel who changes her world.
ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

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