Ich kenn keinen - Allein unter Heteros

Ich kenn keinen - Allein unter Heteros

Deutschland 2000-2003, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Talk Straight - The World of Rural Queers

In big cities, discrimination against homosexuality and the gay way of life is not a big issue anymore. Gay mayors and football club association presidents are no longer colorful exceptions to the rule, rather they have become an expression of normality.

n rural areas, however, the definition of what is "normal" is quite different. Out here, normal means a husband, wife and children "the nuclear family". In the country, expressions such as "proofter" are still common parlance and mothers are ashamed if their sons fail to bring home a girlfriend.
Hartmut, Richard, Stefan and Uwe are all gay men who live in the country. They punctuate their rural existence with brief but regular sojourns to Berlin, Zurich or Thailand. These four men have learned to live with the fact that their lifestyle is met with a volley of abuse from their heterosexual friends and acquaintances in the church choir and at the local pub.
"Talk Straight – The World of Rural Queers" provides an insight into a largely unknown world. The audience follows the lives of the protagonists via the comments of their heterosexual environment. Expressed in the local dialect, the often comical and surprising comments on homosexuality demonstrate just how deep the gulf is between what is supposedly normal and what comprises a deviation from the norm. The film provides a bitterly comical portrait of a heterosexual perspective on gay men in Germany′s country towns.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Jochen Hick
Screenplay:Jochen Hick
Director of photography:Jochen Hick
Editing:Florian Köhler
Music:Jan Tilman Schade, Klaus Wagner
Production company:Galeria Alaska Productions (Stuttgart)
Producer:Jochen Hick

All Credits

Director:Jochen Hick
Assistant director:Jens Lang
Screenplay:Jochen Hick
Director of photography:Jochen Hick
Editing:Florian Köhler
Assistant editor:André Stever
Sound:Jens Lang
Sound mixer:Jörg Theil
Audio mixing:Michael Kaczmarek
Consultant:Karl-Heinz Steinle (Historische Beratung)
Research:Jochen Hick, Jens Lang, Karl-Heinz Steinle
Music:Jan Tilman Schade, Klaus Wagner
Participation:Hartmut Alber, Stefan Braun, Uwe Furtwaengler, Erika Micale, Richard
Production company:Galeria Alaska Productions (Stuttgart)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) / 3sat (Mainz)
Producer:Jochen Hick
Producer (TV):Inge Classen
Unit production manager:Hermann Hick
Production manager:Karin Wallenczus
Shoot:01.07.2000-30.10.2002: Baden-Württemberg
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:99 min
Format:DigiBeta - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2003, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 22.01.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 19.06.2005, 3sat

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Ich kenn keinen - Allein unter Heteros
Arbeitstitel Da könnt' I scho schwach werda!
Arbeitstitel Sex/Life auf der Alb

Versions

Original

Length:99 min
Format:DigiBeta - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2003, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 22.01.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 19.06.2005, 3sat
 

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