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Sebastian Meise

Great Freedom (Große Freiheit)

117' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Sebastian Meise With: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke
In postwar Germany Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts as revulsion grows into something called love.
“Anchored by two achingly beautiful performances by the gifted Franz Rogowski and Georg Friedrich, who provide all the necessary gravitas required to tell this heart-wrenching story of defiance for the sake of love. An absolute triumph, and a film that is destined to become one of the most extraordinary portrayals of queer romance committed to film.” - International Cinephile Society

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Sebastian Meise


Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke


Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider

Director of Photography

Crystel Fournier


Joana Scrinzi


Benny Drechsel, Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann


Imagine Film Distribution

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Countries of production

Austria, Germany




Sebastian Meise
Prises de vues (short, 2003), Random (short, 2005), Dämonen (short, 2006), Stilleben (2011)

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