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Straight
Directed by Nicolas Flessa
Produced by Alexander Salokin (producer)
Piera Pos (executive)
Written by Nicolas Flessa
Starring Beba Ebner
Eralp Uzun
Florian Sonnefeld
Oktay Özdemir
Özgür Ozata
Hakan Can
Music by Boris Bojadzhiev
Cinematography Giuseppe Vaccaro
Editing by Nicolas Flessa
Distributed by Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Germany)
Running time 60 min.
Country Germany Germany
Language German

Straight is a 2007 German film by director Nicolas Flessa.

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Synopsis

The young German-Polish Jana does everything possible to give the impression of a straight acting woman. Her good-looking, bourgeois friend David and her pretence to work for a newspaper are attempts to hide her inner conflicts and her true occupation of a social worker in the low-prestigious Berlin district of Neukoelln.

But there is the young German Turk Nazim, who also tries hard to keep up the appearance of straightness. Night after night he goes out with his homies, dances with girls like Jana and deals with drugs on Hermann Square. Neither his best buddy Akin nor his playmates are suspicious.

Since his nocturnal encounter with a young German guy on Sonnenallee it has got more difficult for him to keep up the façade of normal life. This is the beginning of a love triangle that is dangerous for the self-understanding of all parties: because Nazim's new lover is noone else but Janas boy friend David...

Cast

Actor Role
Beba Ebner Jana
Eralp Uzun Nazim
Florian Sonnefeld David
Oktay Özdemir Akin
Annabelle Dorn Julia
Soner Ulutas Firat
Hakan Can Orhan
Özgür Özata Hakan

Critical response

  • "Especially worth seeing..." (Zitty Berlin)
  • "Director Nicolas Flessa is convincing with sharp talent for observation and authentic atmosphere..." (Verzaubert)
  • "Uzun's breakthrough role." (Most Beautiful Man)
  • "Full of verve and totally juiced, ... this edgy German drama literally pulses with sexual energy." (Scott Cranin)

Festivals

  • Verzaubert Film Festival (Munich/Berlin/Frankfurt/Berlin, Germany)
  • Pink Apple Festival (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • New York LGBT Film Festivals (New York City, USA)
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Philadelphia, USA)
  • Perlen Filmfestival (Hannover, Germany)
  • Reeling Festival (Chicago, USA)
  • Outview Festival (Athens, Greece)
  • Chéries-Chéris Festival (Paris, France)

Music

In addition to the soundtrack of Boris Bojadhziev the Berlin Band Kitty Solaris contributed some songs to the film:

  • Songs In The Radio (from the album Smells Like Summer, 2004)
  • Changing Cards (from the album Future Air Hostess, 2007)
  • Permanent Vacation (from the album Different People Recording, 2003)

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