When Marcus, a 18 years old actor overdose marijuana, he wakes up without feeling and reality of sexual dysfunction AKA his homosexuality. In a communist world, he struggles to be understood by society. He tries to turn himself back to normal by having sex with a girlfriend. Continue reading →
Martin, a young Argentine student, is exploring the reactions of his sports coach, Sebastian, while vying for his love and affection. He has an opportunity – one night to push the envelope and be as close as ever to reaching what he so desperately wants. With his teacher keeping him off at a distance, but at the same time being so kind and nurturing, Martin continues to inch further and further towards crossing the line. But, with all the twists and turns of love, life, and personas, Martin finds himself on the wrong side of the line, and Sebastian finds himself with more regret than Martin could have ever imagined. Continue reading →
Heroes Like Us presents as heroes ordinary teenagers and young East German adults, who in Thomas Brussig’s (the novel and screenplay author) story, caused the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Our young hero falls in love, from an early age, with a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party. Our hero’s father, however, is a member of the “Stasi”, the secret state police. The father not only hinders his son’s relationship with the girl, but he arranges for his son, after finishing school, to become a Stasi spy himself. The absurdities of everyday life in the former German “Democratic” Republic are comically (sometimes tragically) are exposed throughout the film. Continue reading →
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