Desire Will Set You Free
Germany, 92 minutes
A young American writer falls for a Russian hustler and introduces him to his alternative lifestyle amongst Berlin's queer and underground scenes, but as they make their hedon- istic journey through clubs and parties, their inner desires reveal themselves
Desire Will Set You Free Synopsis

Desire Will Set You Free is a feature film that explores life in contemporary Berlin with an often critical and sometimes humorous eye. Based on a true story, the plot follows the relationship of an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent and a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler, offering access to the city's vibrant queer and underground scenes while examining the differences between expatriate and refugee life. Our characters travel through Berlin's layered history and unique subcultural landscape; on their adventures they discover influences and remnants of the Weimar Republic, WWII, the Bowie years, and punk.

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