9/14/2016

Free Fall (2013)

   Germany’s 2013 gay film “Free Fall” (Freier Fall) went on to become an unexpected hit and is to no surprise found on many lists of top gay films in recent years. Due to its success, fans who have been left wondering what became of the two main characters at the end of the film may not have to wonder much longer as the speculation of a sequel has now been confirmed to be a real possibility.

Average Rating: 7,6/10
Country: Germany
Language: German
Release Date: 23 May 2013 (Germany)
Duration: 1h 40min
Genre: Drama, Romance 
Director: Stephan Lacant
Writer: Stephan Lacant
Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan
Synopsis: 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.  
   This film is very, very erotic and just as exotic in the way the story is presented. From a film point of view it is unique in that the film's construction is very new, so new in fact that you marvel at just how seamlessly it is all put together.
  The cast is uniformly superb, with the three lead actors truly shining in a very believable way. The story itself is quite passé especially in view of the progress made with gay rights in Europe and Germany in particular. But the two male leads are so hot who cares? And the third supporting actor, an absolutely stunning woman, is a perfect foil for the two men who are bouncing off the walls for each other. As a film buff myself and also as an individual who has seen virtually every good film made with a gay plot, I can say this film stands at the very top, the highest peak, in just how beautifully the story is told.

2 comments:

  1. S U P E R B , the best film of the decade may be , an excellent plot, a solid scenario, well filmed and well acted , European film in its excellence, made me wish that it will inspire gay filmakers

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    1. Free Fall is one of the European films I like best. I can't wait for part 2...

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