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Germany / Netherlands / Ireland 2020
produced by
Samuel Kay Forrest, Alexander Forrest, Evelijn van Brandenberg, (executive), Ansje van Brandenberg, (executive), Martine Melloul, (executive) for Castle Matrix Productions, Mother Earth Films
directed by Samuel Kay Forrest
starring Samuel Kay Forrest, Marie Céline Yildirim, Judy LaDivina, Beatrix Michelet, Andriana Manfredi, Enzo de Liguoro, Ian Loughran, Jurjen van Nes, Javier Taboada, Réda Ait, Nicole Albrecht, Alary Anatashia, Deborah Coutinho, Haidar Darwish, Sarai Nijenbandring de Boer, Frank Dubiel, Alexey Esaulov, Juliet Fox, Adrian Frnz, Bina Gerwick, Halihn Heidi Gujenn, Sascha Holtge, Marco Luise, Gonzolo Mendoza, Tajda Meze, Katia Morgan, Merve Namli, Inish Hedén Nęss, Gunnar Karl Olafsson, Alexander Pewin, Lea Prinz, Filip Sut Rutkowski, Ilia Skibinsky, Soul Suleiman, Stephanie Elizabeth Third, Regitze Thomsen, Ansje van Brandenberg, Evelijn van Brandenberg, Lil Ward-Collins, Madeleine White, Helmut Wössner, Dani Zaripov
written by Samuel Kay Forrest, music by Julien Oneill, Phantoms of the Tribe

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Angus (Samuel Kay Forrest) is a political activist fighting "the system", a sprayer, he has the best contacts to the cultural underground and is thus invited to all the best parties and clubs, he seems to never run out of drugs, and he has a lovely girlfriend in Angie (Marie Céline Yildirim) who does support him in everything there is - so in other words, even though he's an Irish native, he's pretty much an integral part of Berlin's counter culture. And yet, Angus feels some kind of emptiness, and when he at a club stumbles into the dressing room of a drag queen (Judy LaDivina) and has a nice talk, he realizes his gender identity starts to crumble, as if it was only forced onto him in the first place. He soon starts to explore sexual alternatives, going so far as having sex with men, but he's sure Angie, whom he still loves madly, will understand. But when he surprises her wearing one of her dresses and her makeup, things get, well, complicated ...

 

Quite an unusual film, as it at the same time by and large ignores narrative structure for a more associative kind of storytelling, but also works as a loving portait of the Berlin (queer) underground scene and as a character piece with an interesting second sexual awakening aspect to it. And while all this elements feel a bit inhomogenous in writing, thanks to a rather triplike approach the film is very much on the fascinating side and works as a pretty cool time capsule exploring today's Berlinese counter culture.

 

 

 

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