“A powerful dramatization of a passionate gay affair.” — Queerty.com
It’s been called the German Brokeback Mountain for its portrayal of forbidden love between two police cadets — previously heterosexual Marc (Hanno Koffler, Summer Storm) and fellow male cop Kay (Max Riemelt, Before The Fall).
With a promising law enforcement career and a child on the way, Marc’s life is all going according to plan until he meets the free spirited Kay. They start jogging together, bringing a breath of fresh air into Marc’s life — and, for the first time, he develops feelings for a man. Torn between the life he knows so well and the exhilaration of this new adventure, his life rapidly spins out of control. In this state of free fall, it seems Marc cannot make anyone happy anymore. Least of all himself.
Free Fall is part of a new wave of powerful German cinema. As director Stephan Lacant’s first feature film, Free Fall tells the dramatic tale of a man who finds himself outside the clear-cut boundaries of his world. Exceptional performances from Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt and Katharina Schüttler provide a moving portrayal of what happens when life plans crumble and there is no way left to fulfil the needs of the people you love.
Awards & Press Quotes
WINNER! Audience Award for Best Actor Max Riemelt: Atlanta’s Out On Film
WINNER! Jury Award for Best Feature: Philadelphia Q Fest
WINNER! Audience Award for Best Feature: Louisville LGBT Film Fest
“Exceptionally hot love scenes (and full-frontal nudity)… a powerful dramatization of a passionate gay affair.” — Queerty.com [Movies You Shouldn’t Miss]
“FIVE STARS! Electrifying . . . a compelling tale of love and betrayal.” – VIMooZ.com
“Uncompromising and thrilling” – Film.com
“FOUR STARS! One of the sexiest and most enthralling gay dramas of all time” – Front Row Reviews
“Acting is quite solid on all fronts” – Exclaim.ca
“A German transformation of “Brokeback Mountain.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette
“Scorching!” – Rochester City News
“Gripping and erotic” – Outfest
“This film’s mix of exhilaration, loss, confusion, and self-discovery demands some deep breaths to process. This is sophisticated gay cinema.” - EdgeBoston.com
“The emotionally charged performances by Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt and Katharina Schüttler sensitively display what it means to break one’s self-imposed plans for life, when there is no turning back to the person one loves so much.” – Cambridge Film Festival
“Thoroughly absorbing” – Fandor.com
“One of the best films I’ve seen at Outfest” - Greg in Hollywood