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Die Menschenliebe
The Humanitarians
© Amerikafilm
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Maximilian Haslberger

IMAGE

Sebastian Mez

SON

Backhaus Backhaus, Jochen Jezussek

MONTAGE

Katharina Fiedler

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Amerikafilm GmbH

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Amerikafilm GmbH

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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Jochen est banni de la maison close, Sven paie les hommes et les femmes, les deux sont en attente de l'amour. Sexualité au-delà des limites de termes tels que la santé, les handicapés, le documentaire ou la fiction.

It happens in the background, quite casually: a woman in a wheelchair, a minor character, smiles and waves. Suddenly her wheelchair takes off and leaves the earth with her. Anyone who notices this must wonder what is still documentary content here. In fact, this film sends out a number of signals that it doesn’t want to draw a categorical line between documentary and fiction. Its deliberate haziness, which continually tests the audience’s perception, corresponds with its refusal to accept the categories of “healthy” and “handicapped”. After all, everybody wants to live sexuality and love equally – and this brings us to the subject.
There is Joachim on the one hand, who lives alone, seems completely healthy and yet lives in a grey area between relative independence and patronisation, especially by his sister who dismisses his infatuation with a prostitute as an anomaly. The subjective camera forces us to take Joachim’s perspective, the uncomfortable perspective of a stalker.
Sven on the other hand, the protagonist of the second chapter, is physically deformed and wheelchair bound but has a remarkably strong awareness of his needs, which he articulates frankly and satisfies with the help of male and female prostitutes. His longing for love, however, is not fulfilled. What would it take for that to happen?
A film that keeps raising questions that only the viewer can answer.
(Lars Meyer)

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