Friendship of Men (2018)

12/13/2018 (DE) DocumentaryDrama 1h 25m
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In this docudrama Rosa von Praunheim looks into Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s sexual orientation, especially into his erotic experiences during his travels in Italy. Contrary to the common belief, von Praunheim argues that Goethe was not a heartbreaker and conqueror after all. It was only in Italy, that he had diverse sexual experiences, not least with men. Von Praunheim bases his assumption on letters written by Goethe to his friend Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi about these sexual encounters. Some of the content of these letters is re-encated in the film. At the same time, historians and linguists analyse and classify the letters into their historical context.

  1. Rosa von Praunheim

    Director, Writer

  2. Valentina Schütz


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  1. Rosa von Praunheim

    Rosa von Praunheim


  2. Matthias Luckey

    Matthias Luckey


  3. Valentin Schmehl

    Herzog Emil August

  4. Thomas Linz

    von Platen / Seidel

  5. Tobias Schormann

    Tobias Schormann


  6. Max Conrad


  7. Sybille Enders

    Adele Schopenhauer

  8. Petra Hartung

    Petra Hartung

    Gräfin Goertz

  9. Bernhard Jarosch


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Friendship of Men
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Original Title Männerfreundschaften

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Original Language German

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