Release Year: 1999
Cast: Kai Schuhmann, Friedel von Wagenheim, Wolfgang Volz, Gerd Lukas Storzer, Olaf Drauschke, Ben Becker, Meret Becker and Otto Sander
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Erotic (gay), Kissing, Costume Uniform
Video language: English
The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and as gay socialist in 1897 founded the first political gay group in history and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws.
The script reveals main characters in Hirschfeld's life including impossible love Baron Hermann von Teschenberg, and Hirschfeld's aide- young Karl Giese and guardian angel, the transvestite Dorchen, as they establish the First Institute of Sexual Sciences in Berlin in 1920, and follows their struggles to keep it open, up to the rise of the Third Reich in the mid 1930s.
Although inspired by Hirschfeld's life, the film is a work of fiction containing invented characters and incidents and attributing motives and sentiments to Hirschfeld and others on the basis of little or no historical evidence.
Video: 720x400, XviD, 1480kbps
File size: 1.4 GB