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Release Date: September 15th, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 23rd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 16 min

Plot Summary
Rupert Everett narrates this harrowing documentary about the persecution of homosexuals in the Third Reich, which adds a deeper dimension to Holocaust history. Using an obscure paragraph in Germany's penal code dating back to 1871, the Nazi government arrested gay men, sending them to jail or concentration camps, where they were tortured and murdered. Interviews with aging survivors detail the shift from the social freedoms of the Weimar Republic to the repressive terror imposed by the Nazis.

Cast: Rupert Everett

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: HBO Theatrical Documentary, Channel Four Films, Cinemax, Telling Pictures, Zero Film GmbH, Zero Gravity Productions

Keywords: Survival, Death, 1930s, 1990s, Moving, 1940s, Intense, Escape, Underdog, Dark

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