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Freier Fall (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 May 2013 (Germany)
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

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Stephan Lacant
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hanno Koffler ... Marc Borgmann
Max Riemelt ... Kay Engel
Attila Borlan Attila Borlan ... Werner Brandt
Katharina Schüttler ... Bettina Bischoff
Stephanie Schönfeld Stephanie Schönfeld ... Claudia Richter
Oliver Bröcker Oliver Bröcker ... Frank Richter
Luis Lamprecht Luis Lamprecht ... Wolfgang Borgmann
Maren Kroymann ... Inge Borgmann
Shenja Lacher Shenja Lacher ... Gregor Limpinski
Britta Hammelstein ... Britt Rebmann
Horst Krebs Horst Krebs ... Bernd Eiden
Barbara Bernt Barbara Bernt ... Ärztin
Samuel Schnepf Samuel Schnepf ... Benno Bischoff
Vilmar Bieri Vilmar Bieri ... Lothar Bischoff
Jonathan Müller ... Mann im Club
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Storyline

With a promising police career and a baby on the way, Marc's life seems to be right on track - then he meets fellow policeman Kay. During their regular jogs, Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness - and what it means to fall in love with another man. Torn between his family and his new feelings for Kay, Marc sees his world careening more and more out of control. Suddenly, his life is in free fall and Marc realizes that, try as he may, he can't make everyone happy - least of all himself. Written by Edition Salzgeber / edited by statmanjeff

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Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Fall See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$599,721
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1.85 : 1
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First screenplay written by actor Karsten Dahlem, who wrote it along with the movie's director. See more »

Quotes

Kay Engel: Stop kidding yourself. Just admit that you're gay. It isn't easy for me...
[Marc punches Kay in the mouth]
Marc Borgmann: I'm not gay, Kay. Got it? It was just a one-off with you. So stay away from me. Stay away from me, Kay.
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Followed by Free Fall 2 See more »

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Erotic & Exotic Slice of Life
19 March 2014 | by donwc1996See all my reviews

This film is very, very erotic and just as exotic in the way the story is presented. From a film point of view it is unique in that the film's construction is very new, so new in fact that you marvel at just how seamlessly it is all put together. The cast is uniformly superb, with the three lead actors truly shining in a very believable way. The story itself is quite passé especially in view of the progress made with gay rights in Europe and Germany in particular. But the two male leads are so hot who cares? And the third supporting actor, an absolutely stunning woman, is a perfect foil for the two men who are bouncing off the walls for each other. As a film buff myself and also as an individual who has seen virtually every good film made with a gay plot, I can say this film stands at the very top, the highest peak, in just how beautifully the story is told. A couple of the reviews here were nasty because they feel the story here is as old as the hills and to some degree that is true, but the human heart in its varied dimensions is always new in terms of where it goes and how people react to where they are taken.


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