Coming Out

Original title: (Coming Out)
GDR, 1989, 108 min, color
In German; English subtitles

As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he put that behind him in order to live within the “norm.” He meets a shy girl who falls for him, and soon the couple is sharing an apartment. But Philipp cannot deny his passionate desire for a young man. After years of repressing his sexuality, he finally accepts himself for who he truly is.


Hailed as the first and only feature film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, Coming Out premiered on the night the Berlin Wall opened, November 9, 1989.

Special features:
  • "Best of Queer Berlin," a PC-friendly interactive city guide presented by Siegessäule
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Featurette Highlighting the Best of East German Cinema
  • Biography & Filmography
  • Remastered with New Subtitles

Coming Out

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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