Aus der Haut 2016
1h 30min | Drama | TV Movie 9 March 2016
The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.
The film does not shrink against the offensive approach to the issue of homosexuality. Even at the present time it is still a taboo when it comes to processing in movies. Nevertheless, it largely dispenses with clichés. The video image is clear, the camera work is aimed fully at the “third-person-view”.
Overall, the film is worth seeing, but some character traits appear attached and not logically concluding at scenes before and behind on. Mostly you get the feeling watching puppets acting. Coincidences are brought partly demanded, resulting chain reactions are not fully settled and the final leaves many questions unanswered. The intention of the filmmakers is recognizable, but they still seem to have not sufficiently dealt with the complex topic. The film adheres to long on trifles and loses himself slightly out of sight. Also background information are scattered only scarce.
Conclusion: A good strip which promotes tolerance, but cannot cope with the full range of “other” sexuality.
Director: Stefan Schaller
Writer: Jan Braren
Stars: Merlin Rose, Claudia Michelsen, Johann von Bülow