The Boat Is Full 1981
Das Boot ist voll (original title)
PG | 1h 41min | Drama, War | 15 January 1981 (Germany)
During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: “Our boat is full.” A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith’s teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable’s exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?
Like It Never Was Before 1995
Pensionat Oskar (original title)
Unrated | 1h 48min | Drama, Romance | 3 March 1995 (Sweden)
The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and anxiety between Rune and Gunnel will disappear. However, instead of spending time with his family, Rune finds himself attracted to a young man, Petrus. Whatever happens next, Rune realizes, it will be like it never was before.
Esprit De Corps 2014
1h 34min | Drama | 13 June 2015 (USA)
An adaptation of Auraeus Solito’s play entitled Esprit de Corps in the 1980’s about the game of seduction and ranks in the ROTC, It is a queer story of two cadets and their pursuit to outwit a corrupt Major Marcus for his position.
A Little Bit of Freedom 2003
Kleine Freiheit (original title)
1h 42min | Drama | 15 April 2004 (Germany)
Baran (Cagdas Bozkurt) is a young Kurd who was sent to Hamburg after his parents, who had helped Kurdish rebels, were betrayed and subsequently killed by the Turkish militia. Now that Baran is 16, he is no longer allowed to stay in Germany and faces the bleak prospect of getting deported back.
Baran meets Chernor (Leroy Delmar), an African boy who has the same problem and trafficks drugs to make some money. Chernor is openly gay and their friendship has sexual overtones from the beginning. Baran also has very little interest in girls, even though a marriage might solve his immigration-related legal trouble.
Things get even more complicated when Baran spots the traitor of his family and wants to kill him. However, the man pleads for his life and Baran spares him. After this act of forgiveness, Cherno and Baran have sex together for the first time, making it clear to Baran that his interest in Cherno goes beyond friendship.
Finally, both Cherno and Baran, who had made a desperate attempt to free Cherno, are arrested by the police.
My Rosy Life, His Rosy Passion 2014
Ore to kareshi to kanojo no jijô (original title)
62min | Drama | 27 December 2017 (Japan)
When Otoya confesses that he is married, Junpei cannot hide his anger of being betrayed. However, Otoya says it is a fake marriage. He met his wife through matchmaking because of his father. She is emotionally unstable and an alcoholic. But he gets to use her to cover his gay identity. One day, Junpei goes to Otoya’s house and meets his wife when he is out. It leads to Otoya suggesting Junpei to move in and become his roommate…
Based on Michael Chabon’s novel, the film chronicles the defining summer of a recent college graduate who crosses his gangster father and explores love, sexuality, and the enigmas surrounding his life and his city.
No Hard Feelings 2020
Wir (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 32min | Drama, Romance | 24 September 2020 (Germany)
Parvis, the son of exiled Iranians, was caught shoplifting. He is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets the siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran. As a romantic attraction between Parvis and Amon grows, the fragile relationship between the three is put to the test.