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Free Fall (2013)

Freier Fall (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 May 2013 (Germany)
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

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Stephan Lacant

Writers:

Stephan Lacant (screenplay), Karsten Dahlem (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hanno Koffler ... Marc Borgmann
Max Riemelt ... Kay Engel
Attila Borlan Attila Borlan ... Werner Brandt
Katharina Schüttler ... Bettina Bischoff
Stephanie Schönfeld Stephanie Schönfeld ... Claudia Richter
Oliver Bröcker Oliver Bröcker ... Frank Richter
Luis Lamprecht Luis Lamprecht ... Wolfgang Borgmann
Maren Kroymann ... Inge Borgmann
Shenja Lacher Shenja Lacher ... Gregor Limpinski
Britta Hammelstein ... Britt Rebmann
Horst Krebs Horst Krebs ... Bernd Eiden
Barbara Bernt Barbara Bernt ... Ärztin
Samuel Schnepf Samuel Schnepf ... Benno Bischoff
Vilmar Bieri Vilmar Bieri ... Lothar Bischoff
Jonathan Müller ... Mann im Club
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Storyline

With a promising police career and a baby on the way, Marc's life seems to be right on track - then he meets fellow policeman Kay. During their regular jogs, Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness - and what it means to fall in love with another man. Torn between his family and his new feelings for Kay, Marc sees his world careening more and more out of control. Suddenly, his life is in free fall and Marc realizes that, try as he may, he can't make everyone happy - least of all himself. Written by Edition Salzgeber / edited by statmanjeff

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Fall See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$599,721
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Hanno and Max paired up also in Auslandseinsatz and Hallesche Kometen. See more »

Quotes

[Marc overhears his parents talking with Kay]
Kay Engel: I love your son.
Inge Borgmann: How can you say that to my face?
Marc Borgmann: What's going on here?
[pause]
Marc Borgmann: I think it's better if you go now.
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Yes, it could have been shorter
26 November 2013 | by ciffouSee all my reviews

There's one review here that says that the movie is boring. In my opinion it is not, it just gets boring at certain point. I think there are indeed limitations with the story which could have been solved by letting us know a little bit more of Kay. I think that would have been the best solution since the alternative was letting us hear what Borgmann was feeling, his struggle…which would have been a cheap resource. I don't agree with the commenter that does not understand why it is so hard for this man in this day and age to accept his sexuality. There are many factors and his parents' reaction works as a way to let us know what might be holding him back.

The weakness of the movie lies in the fact that it starts showing us something that we have seen many times before. At least the ending was satisfying, was simple and real.


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