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Einstein of Sex, The - The Life and Work of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (Einstein des Sex, Der - Leben und Werk des Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld)

Einstein of Sex, The - The Life and Work of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld

The Einstein of Sex is about the once world-famous sexologist Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a Jewish gay socialist. In 1897, Hirschfeld founded the first political gay group in history.

In Berlin, he also opened his Institute of Sexual Science in 1920, which remains unique and was highly regarded throughout the world. In 1933, the Nazis destroyed his life's work. He died in exile in France in 1935
Genre Drama, Biopic
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Rosa von Praunheim
Screenplay Chris Kraus, Valentin Passoni
Cinematography Elfi Mikesch
Michael E. Shephard
Karl-Ernst Sasse
Cast Ben Becker, Otto Sander, Kai Schumann, Friedel von Wangenheim, Gerd Lukas Storzer, Olaf Drauschke, Wolfgang Voelz, Tima die Goettliche
Producer Rosa von Praunheim
Production Company Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion, in co-production with ARTE, HR/Frankfurt, Argus Film Produktie/Amsterdam, VPRO-Television, Hilversum, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures
Runtime 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Locarno 1999 (in competition), Gothenburg 2000, Rotterdam 2000, Berlin 2000 (New German Films)
With backing from BKM, Hessische Filmfoerderung, Filmbuero NW, Kulturelle Filmfoerderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, COBO Fund Holland
German Distributor Ventura Film/Berlin

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