William Stevenson
September 15, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Coming Out

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
108 minutes
performer
Dagmar Manzel, Matthias Freihof
genre
Drama, Gay and Lesbian

We gave it a C+

The only gay feature film made in Communist East Germany, Coming Out is primarily intriguing as a record of life just before the Wall came down. Cute, confused Philipp (Freihof) tries to suppress his homosexuality by becoming involved with fellow teacher Tanja (Manzel), but predictably enough falls for young Matthias (Dirk Kummer). The acting is solid, but the oft-told story is as frustratingly prolonged as Philipp’s coming-out process. C+

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