Coming out

Coming out

DDR 1988/1989, Spielfilm

Inhalt

"Coming Out" was the first DEFA film that dealt with the topic of homosexuality in the GDR. Philipp who is latently gay works as a teacher. His colleague Tanja falls in love with him and he moves in with her. At her place, he meets a gay friend who once had been his boyfriend before Philipp′s parents insisted that he had to leave him. In this situation, he again becomes aware that he had repressed his sexual orientation for years. He secretly visits a gay bar and falls in love with Matthias but keeps it a secret from Tanja for a long time. At the same time, he does not tell Matthias that he is living with a woman. The situation escalates when Tanja observes Philipp in a tender embrace with Matthias. Now, Philipp has to come out of the closet, both toward his girlfriend Tanja and also toward his boyfriend Matthias. Deeply disappointed, Matthias tries to commit suicide.

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Credits

Director:Heiner Carow
Director of photography:Martin Schlesinger
Editing:Evelyn Carow
Music:Stefan Carow
  
Cast: 
Matthias FreihofPhilipp
Dagmar ManzelTanja
Dirk KummerMatthias
Michael GwisdekAchim
Werner DisselÄlterer Herr
Gudrun RitterFrau Möllemann - Serviererin
Walfriede SchmittPhilipps Mutter
Axel WandtkeJacob
Pierre Sanoussi-BlissAraber
René SchmidtJunger Mann im Park
Thomas GumpertLarry
Ursula Christowa-StaackÜppige
Robert HummelLutz
Horst ZiethenSchmächtiger
Gertraud KreißigDirektorin
Gudrun OkrasAnnemarie
Dieter OkrasEgbert
Joachim PapeÄlterer Herr
Cornelia SchirmerIrina
Maria PlanitzerOberärztin
Markus VoigtIngo
Evelyn OpoczynskiMutter des Jeans-Jungen
Willi SchradeSein Vater
Theresia WiderLosverkäuferin
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Babelsberg")

All Credits

Director:Heiner Carow
Assistant director:Hanna Seydel, Dirk Kummer
Scenario:Wolfram Witt
Director of photography:Martin Schlesinger
Assistant camera:Dieter Lück, Winfried Tafel
Still photography:Wolfgang Fritsche
Production design:Georg Wratsch, Regina Fritsche
Set construction:Klaus Schackner
Prop master:Marcus Berndt, Sven Hausmann, Peter Glaser, Frank Cochlovius
Make-up artist:Karin Wacker, Hannelore Petzold, Heide Haß
Costume design:Regina Viertel, Brigitte Mierke (Garderobe), Evi Behnke (Garderobe), Susanne Carow (Garderobe)
Editing:Evelyn Carow
Assistant editor:Haike Brauer
Sound:Hans-Joachim Kreinbrink, Horst Mathuschek
Audio mixing:Konrad Walle
Music:Stefan Carow
Music performer:Karsten Troyke
Vocals:Karsten Troyke
  
Cast: 
Matthias FreihofPhilipp
Dagmar ManzelTanja
Dirk KummerMatthias
Michael GwisdekAchim
Werner DisselÄlterer Herr
Gudrun RitterFrau Möllemann - Serviererin
Walfriede SchmittPhilipps Mutter
Axel WandtkeJacob
Pierre Sanoussi-BlissAraber
René SchmidtJunger Mann im Park
Thomas GumpertLarry
Ursula Christowa-StaackÜppige
Robert HummelLutz
Horst ZiethenSchmächtiger
Gertraud KreißigDirektorin
Gudrun OkrasAnnemarie
Dieter OkrasEgbert
Joachim PapeÄlterer Herr
Cornelia SchirmerIrina
Maria PlanitzerOberärztin
Markus VoigtIngo
Evelyn OpoczynskiMutter des Jeans-Jungen
Willi SchradeSein Vater
Theresia WiderLosverkäuferin
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Babelsberg")
Unit production manager:Horst Hartwig
Location manager:Wolfgang Lange, Dietmar Steinkühler, Rosalinde Schwarzer, Wolfgang Hammer
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Subsequent distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:3073 m, 112 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.05.1991, 65911, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 18.09.1989, Berlin, International

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Coming out

Versions

Original

Length:3073 m, 112 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.05.1991, 65911, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 18.09.1989, Berlin, International