Anders als die Anderen

Violin virtuoso Paul Körner promotes the musical talent of young Kurt Sivers whose parents observe the infatuated relationship between Paul and Kurt with distrust. Then, the criminal Bollek extorts Körner because of his homosexuality. Finally, Körner reports the extortionist to the police while the criminal in revenge files charges against Körner because of article 175. In a flashback, Körner tells Else, Kurt’s sympathetic sister, about his development and they both attend a lecture of medical consultant Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld about the scientific backgrounds of homosexuality. At court, the extortionist is sent to prison but Körner is also sentenced to go to prison for one week because of the prevailing legal situation. Ostracized by everyone around him, Körner commits suicide.
A significant world premiere: realised by the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project/UCLA Film & Television Archive, the newly-restored version of this cultural document of immeasurable value is screened for the first time – in a 35mm print, still the only reliable archive medium.
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  • Runtime

    40 min
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  • Director

    Richard Oswald
  • Cast

    Conrad Veidt, Anita Berber, Reinhold Schünzel, Fritz Schulz, Helga Molander, Leo Conrad, Ilse von Tasso-Lind
  • Production Company

    Richard Oswald-Film GmbH (Berlin)
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Biography Richard Oswald

Director and producer of many German as well as a few American, British and French films, Richard Oswald started making films in 1914 and shortly formed his own production company. After making many successful films and discovering several important performers, he fled his homeland after the Nazi takeover and eventually settled in the US. He was the father of Gerd Oswald, a well-regarded director of "B" pictures and television shows.

Filmography Richard Oswald

1917 Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray | 1918 Es werde Licht! | 1919 Die Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen | 1920 Das vierte Gebot

Biography Reinhold Schünzel

Born November 7, 1886 in Hamburg, Germany, Reinhold Schünzel appeared first on screen in 1916. Soon after, he diversified into directing. He made his mark with epic historical dramas like Katharina die Große (1920) which were popular enough to allow him to set up his own production company. Signed by MGM after his move to Hollywood, he directed three films among which stand out the glossy operetta Balalaika (1939).Sometime after 1949, he returned to Germany but found work opportunities scarce. Schünzel died in November 1954 of a heart ailment following a visit to the cinema.