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This is Real German Education - a short documentary film about normality of the body and sexuality in ages.

Two naked elderly men (both aged 70) in elegant surroundings talk about their relationship and the good old days, and chat in a refreshingly candid manner about their fetishes and sadomasochistic predilections.

Jan Soldat was born in Karl Marx Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1984. He has been making short films at the Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt since 2006. He took up studies in Directing at the ‘Konrad Wolf’ University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2008. His documentary BE LOVED about zoophilia, sexual and emotional relationships between men and dogs, participated in the short film competition of the Berlinale in 2010. Two years later he took part again with his coming-of-age short fiction CRAZY DENNIS TIGER in the Generation 14plus youth program of the Berlinale. Also in 2012 his documentary short LAW AND ORDER, about two elderly men and their sadomasochistic fetishes, was screened in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and afterwards at over 100 other film festivals worldwide. THE INCOMPLETE is his graduation film. His other films include: ENDLICH URLAUB (2010), INTERIM (2011), A WEEKEND IN GERMANY (EIN WOCHENENDE IN DEUTSCHLAND, 2013), and RESPECTIVELY (2013).
Genre Biopic, Comedy, Experimental
Category Short, Documentary
Year of Production 2012
Director Jan Soldat
Screenplay Jan Soldat
Cinematography Jan Soldat
Producer Jan Soldat
Length 9 min
Format Mini DV, DVD, DigiBeta, color, 1:1.66
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2012, Filmhuis Cavia Amsterdam 2012, FRINGE! Gay Filmfest London 2012, Queer Zagreb 2012, Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2012, Pink Apple Festival 2012, Outview Athen International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2012, Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg 2012, VIS Vienna Independent Shorts 2012, Frameline36: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2012, Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2012, Barcelona International LGTIB Film Festival 2012, Pink Screens Festival Brussels 2012, Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg 2012, XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin 2012, Guanajuato 2012, Odense 2012, Molodist Kyiv 2012, Zinebi Bilbao 2012, Tampere 2015, Riga 2015, Winterthur 2015