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Synopsis

Dir: Sebastian Meise. German-language Drama. From the late 1940s until it's legalization in the late 1960s, a man (Franz Rogowski) convicted of homosexuality meets and befriends a convicted murderer (Georg Friedrich) during his years in and out of prison.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs, some in an aggressive context.
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - no blood, little detail
  • Frequent breast, buttock, male and female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals and depictions of sexual activity - breast, buttock, male genital, and female frontal nudity and explicit detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of intravenous and illegal drug abuse - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Love and acceptance
  • Survival
  • Post-war Germany

Classification rationale

Rated R for explicit sexual activity

Classification date

January 26, 2022

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