Coming Out


Coming Out (1991)




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It seems like a good thing when Philip (Mathias Freihof), a high-school teacher, bumps into Tanja (Dagmar Manzel), starts a relationship with her, and eventually moves in with her. But Philip has a secret he hasn't even told himself. He attended a transvestite ball and met a man named Matthias (Dirk Kummer) there, with whom he also has been having an affair. He can't bring himself to tell either one about the other one.


Dirk Kummer
as Matthias
Werner Dissel
as älterer Herr
Gudrun Ritter
as Frau Moellemann
Walfriede Schmitt
as Philipp's Mother
Gudrun Okras
as Annemarie
Maria Planitzer
as Oberärztin
René Schmidt
as Young man in park
Horst Ziethen
as Schmächtiger
Gertraud Kreissig
as Schul-Direktorin
Joachim Pape
as Elderly Man
Evelyn Opoczynski
as Mother of jeans in boy in ActorMother of jeans boy in jeans
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Critic Reviews for Coming Out

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historical context is its great claim to fame

Apr 25, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coming Out


The only gay-themed film ever made in East Germany, first shown during the opening of the border between East and West, and a triumph of casting and mood, even if it seems that the director just gets tired of telling his story after a while and decides to end it with no conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
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