074 galya westler loneliness and technology addiction
Felix (played by Sigurd Rachman) is visited in West Berlin by an American friend from Los Angeles (played by Andy Lucas). The two make a day trip to East Berlin where they meet Thomas (played by Rainer Strecker). Thomas and Felix fall in love but are divided by the Wall, much like all of Germany at the time. Felix tries to keep their relationship strong by making regular visits to Thomas in the East, but this raises the suspicions of the East German authorities. Eventually, Thomas seeks to flee to West Germany by flying to Prague, where a Czech friend has arranged a contact with an escape helper.
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San Francisco International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Audience Award, 1986
Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Festival's Plate, 1987