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The image of a Germany that quickly shed the misanthropic ideology of the Third Reich after the Second World War is deceptive. Even though the Federal Republic worked its way out of the rubble of the war during the economic miracle, many ideological inherited burdens remained. One of the many examples is paragraph 175, which came into force in 1872, but was tightened up by the National Socialists in 1935 and only abolished in 1994 (!). This paragraph threatened homosexual men with years of imprisonment solely because of their sexual identity.

The drama “ Great Freedom ” tells of the consequences of this paragraph in a way that is as touching as it is fueling anger because of this injustice. Unfortunately, the film only reached fewer than 20,000 people in cinemas — but now «Große Freiheit» is finally available on DVD and Blu-ray , giving it the opportunity to reach a larger audience in home cinema.

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Even if the paying cinema audience largely ignored «Great Freedom», the film received a number of awards , including two European Film Awards and the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes International Film Festival.

«Big Freedom»: Slow approach, big rage

Germany in the post-war period: Paragraph 175 makes same-sex love between men a punishable offense and thus makes life hell for them. Hans Hoffmann ( Franz Rogowski ) is one of those whose existence was ruined by the paragraph: he is regularly behind bars because of this law. But he refuses to deny his sexual identity because of it. In prison he even falls in love with his cellmate Viktor ( Georg Friedrich ), although he is a convicted murderer…

Great Freedom Trailer DF
Great Freedom Trailer DF



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