Coming Out

Year: 1989
Country: GDR
Director: Heiner Carow
Cast: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek, Werner Dissel, Gudrun Ritter, Walfriede Schmitt, Axel Wandtke, Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, René Schmidt
Genre: drama, romance
Runtime: 112 min.
Age: 18+
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.

Награды и фестивали:

Berlin International Film Festival – Silver Berlin Bear, Teddy (Best Feature Film)
Eberswalde Film Festival – Jury Prize (Best Direction), Best Young Actor 
Karl-Marx-Stadt National Film Festival – Best Director, Best Young Actor
Berlin Art Academy Award – Konrad Wolf Prize