Great Freedom

In post-war 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.

Film Credits

Production country/ies: Austria, Germany
Language/s: German
Duration: 116 min.

Directed by: Sebastian Meise
Written by: Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
Produced by: Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, Benny Drechsel
Cinematography: Crystel Fournier
Editing: Joana Scrinzi
Production Design: Michael Randel
Costume Design: Tanja Hausner, Andrea Hölzl
Make-Up & Hair: Heiko Schmidt, Roman Braunhofer, Kerstin Gaecklein
Original Score: Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brötzmann
Sound: Jörg Theil, Atanas Tholakov, Manuel Meichsner
Main Cast: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich
Casting: Eva Roth, Benjamin Roth

About the director

SEBASTIAN MEISE is an Austrian director and screenwriter. His acclaimed debut feature film STILL LIFE premiered at San Sebastian Film Festival and won several awards. His documentary film OUTING was presented at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. His latest feature film GREAT FREEDOM with Franz Rogowski and Georg Friedrich in the leading roles had its world premiere in the Official Selection Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival 2021 where it won the Jury Prize. Sebastian Meise co-founded the Vienna based production company FreibeuterFilm.

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