Austria, Germany


In post-war Germany Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to paragraph 175 his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts as revulsion grows into something called love.

Director's Biography

Sebastian Meise is an Austrian director and screenwriter. His acclaimed debut feature film STILLIFE premiered at San Sebastian IFF and won several awards such as Best Feature Film at Diagonale Film Festival. His documentary film OUTING was presented at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

2012 - OUTING, doc.
2006 - DAEMONEN, short
2005 - RANDOM, short
2003 - PRISES DE VUES, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Sebastian Meise

Written by: Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider

Produced by: Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, Benny Drechsel

Cinematography: Crystel Fournier

Editing: Joana Scrinzi

Production Design: Michael Trandel

Costume Design: Tanja Hausner, Andrea Hölzl

Make-Up & Hair: Heiko Schmidt, Roman Braunhofer, Kerstin Gaecklein

Original Score: Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brötzmann

Sound: Jörg Theil, Atanas Tholakov, Manuel Meichsner

Casting: Eva Roth, Benjamin Roth

Cast: Franz Rogowski (Hans), Georg Friedrich (Viktor)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Cinematography 2021
  • European Original Score 2021
  • European University Film Award 2021
  • LUX Audience Award 2022
  • European Actor 2021
  • Feature Film Selection 2021