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© Thomas Reider

GREAT FREEDOM (WT) tells the life story of Hans Hoffmann in several interwoven time periods. Hans is twenty when he is imprisoned for the first time because of his homosexuality. Protective custody. Auschwitz concentration camp. At the end of the war, all prisoners are released from the concentration camps. All of them? No, Hans is transferred directly to prison. Paragraph 175, in force since 1872 and tightened in 1935, continues to apply. But Hans persists in searching for freedom and love, even when they are found at the most unusual place.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Director Sebastian Meise
Screenplay Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider
Cast Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich
Producers Sabine Moser, Benny Drechsel, Oliver Neumann
Production Companies Freibeuter Films, Rohfilm Productions
Festivals AFI FEST Los Angeles 2021; BFI London Film Festival 2021; Busan International Film Festival 2021; Cambridge Film Festival 2021; Chicago International Film Festival 2021; Cork Film Festival 2021; Hamptons International Film Festival 2021; Montclair Film Festival 2021; 33rd Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022; Philadelphia Film Festival 2021
2022; Milwaukee Film Festival
Awards Special Jury Prize for Directing - Fiction Feature Competition at the 10th Montclair Film Festival
Gold Q-Hugo - Outlook Competition at the 57th Chicago International Film Festival
Special Jury Prize for Exceptional Performance: Franz Rogowski - 29th Hamptons International Film Festival
Best Actor Prize for Franz Rogowski - Feature Film Competition at 39th Torino Film Festival 2021