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The Circle

Founded in the early 1940s, the network around the magazine 'Der Kreis' ('The Circle') was the only gay organisation to survive the Nazi regime. It blossomed during the post-war years into an internationally renowned underground c ...

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Title: The Circle
Genre: Romance, Documentary, Drama
Cast: Martin Hug, Aaron Hitz, Babett Arens
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Production Country: Switzerland
Directed By: Stefan Haupt
Film Duration: 102
Production Year: 2014
Distributor: Matchbox Films
Official Website: http://www.derkreis-film.ch

Synopsis: Founded in the early 1940s, the network around the magazine 'Der Kreis' ('The Circle') was the only gay organisation to survive the Nazi regime. It blossomed during the post-war years into an internationally renowned underground club. Legendary masked balls at the Theater am Neumarkt in Zurich provided 800 visitors from all over Europe with a secret and safe space to act out their 'otherness' in a self-determined way. It is there that timid teacher Ernst Ostertag falls in love with drag star Röbi Rapp. Ernst searches for a way to fight for his gayness to be accepted as normal outside the boundaries of 'The Circle' network without losing his employment as a teacher. Röbi champions the joint fruition of their love. Following a murder in the gay community, violent repression against gay people also endangers 'The Circle' network.

The Circle

Title: The Circle
Genre: Romance, Documentary, Drama
Cast: Martin Hug, Aaron Hitz, Babett Arens
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Production Country: Switzerland
Directed By: Stefan Haupt
Film Duration: 102
Production Year: 2014
Distributor: Matchbox Films
Age Limit: 0+
Official Website: http://www.derkreis-film.ch

Synopsis: Founded in the early 1940s, the network around the magazine 'Der Kreis' ('The Circle') was the only gay organisation to survive the Nazi regime. It blossomed during the post-war years into an internationally renowned underground club. Legendary masked balls at the Theater am Neumarkt in Zurich provided 800 visitors from all over Europe with a secret and safe space to act out their 'otherness' in a self-determined way. It is there that timid teacher Ernst Ostertag falls in love with drag star Röbi Rapp. Ernst searches for a way to fight for his gayness to be accepted as normal outside the boundaries of 'The Circle' network without losing his employment as a teacher. Röbi champions the joint fruition of their love. Following a murder in the gay community, violent repression against gay people also endangers 'The Circle' network.

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