Grosse Freiheit

Great Freedom

Sebastian Meise

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.

Technical Data
Running time: 116
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2021
Director(s): Sebastian Meise
Writer(s): Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
Cinematography: Crystel Fournier
Editing: Joana Scrinzi
Key cast: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn
Producers: Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann, Benny Drechsel
July 8, 2021
Cannes (Un Certain Regard)
Awards (selection): Jury Prize (Cannes), Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film + Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor - Georg Friedrich + CICAE Award (Sarajevo), Grand Prix + Best Actor Award - Franz Rogowski + Special Mention from the critics’ jury (Valenciennes/Festival 2 Cinéma), Fisher Audience Award + Greek Film Critics Union Association Award (Athens/IFF), Gold Q-Hugo (Chicago/IFF), Vienna Film Prize, Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award (Vienna/Viennale), European Film Awards 2 nominations + Excellency Award (Best Cinematopgraphy, Best Sounddesign), Golden Pram for Best Feature Film (Zagreb), DDA Spotlight Award (Tallinn/Black Nights Film Festival), Special Mention (Belgrade/ Festival of Auteur Films), Best Actor Award - Franz Rogowski (Torino), Best Cinematography + Best Editing + Prize for Innovative Production Services + Best Actor Award to Georg Friedrich (Graz/Diagonale), Thomas Pluch Script Award, German Film Awards Lola in Bronze Best Feature Film, Austrian Film Awards: Best Fiction Film + Best Director + Best Screenplay + Best Actor + Best Supporting Actor + Best Cinematography + Best Editing + Best Makeup
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