Search - Coming Out on DVD

Coming Out
Coming Out
Actors: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek, Werner Dissel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2001     1hr 48min



Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek, Werner Dissel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/12/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1989
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 48min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: German
Subtitles: English

Similar Movies

Summer Storm
   R   2006   1hr 38min
For a Lost Soldier
Director: Roeland Kerbosch
   UR   2002   1hr 32min
   UR   2000   2hr 13min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Director: Yimou Zhang
   PG-13   2004   1hr 39min
Veronica Mars The Complete Second Season
   UR   2006   15hr 29min
Epic Movie
Unrated Edition
Directors: Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg
   PG-13   2007   1hr 26min
Bring It On
Widescreen Collector's Edition
Director: Peyton Reed
   PG-13   2001   1hr 38min
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Special Edition
   PG-13   2008   1hr 37min
Take the Lead
Director: Liz Friedlander
   PG-13   2006   1hr 58min
Best of the Chris Rock Show
   NR   1999   0hr 59min

Movie Reviews

So good, up to a point.
Alan Montgomery | Oberlin, Oh USA | 11/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The actors in this dramatic movie are all quite good. They have interesting personallities and are attractive. The sex scenes are not outstanding, but they are the important thing. The difficulty appears between the two male stars due to the marriage. I kept wanting to yell at the screen, "Say something right, dumby!" The four stars are due to the ending. I just don't understand why nothing was ever said about the reason for his wife being there. The ending therefore goes into the "moving on" stage, and the relationships never quite end. Maybe I'm a romantic, but it seems to me that a more developed repair of relationships or a better dissolution of them would have made the movie much better."
One Of A Kind
Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 09/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Director Heiner Carow has crafted a long lost view of gay East Berlin before the fall of the wall. Despite the drab architecture and lack of color, Carow gives the viewer a virtual tour of East Berlin interlocked with the first and last gay themed film from that city. Matthias Freihof plays Philipp a closeted high School teacher who discovers heâ(tm)s gay while dating a woman. The plot is all too familiar and contains every cliché one might think of in this type of tale. However, the simple place of the setting makes this one of the truly unique and individual gay themed films of the last century. Always matter of fact and straight to the point, Carow never fills a scene with unnecessary banter. Instead we have minimalist dialogue with characters that are truly human. The bar scenes are the true East Berlin â~cabaretâ(tm) and there is a variety of characters that interact to bring life to each scene. There are plenty of sexual scenes, but all are erotic in nature instead of pornographic. Towards the end, there is a pivotal scene with a remarkable older man who lectures Philipp while snorting a tray of brandy. This actor is amazing and completes the circle of the story with a mature perspective. Director Carow has a gem here and itâ(tm)s worth the watch.