Out in East Berlin

Germany, 2012, 94 min

Language: German with English & Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR: Jochen Hick & Andreas Strohfeldt

Out in East Berlin tells the various, impressive-to-absurd personal histories of gay men and lesbians during socialistic GDR until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Their experiences on the path to a self-conscious, outed sexual identity share one specific perspective: They are accompanied by the watchful eye of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi), which reached even their actions in bedroom. Even their actions in the bedroom were recorded in innumerable personal files.

An exciting, fascinating and vivid portrait of society is created from impressive interviews, situational scenes and historical material never shown before. A film, that especially today possesses actuality and explosiveness.