Former Fassbinder actor Peter Kern directed this German documentary about life in a dimly lit gay bar where aging homosexuals hang out. Obsessed with sex, they connect with young male prostitutes at the bar, watch adult videos, and reminisce about past sexual conquests. Interviewing the men in their homes, Kern also follows several on a vacation in Venice, where prejudice surfaces when tour guides will not do business with the group. Later, they take a teen prostitute to their hotel room. Highlighting the outcast nature of their lives is a potent recollection of risks taken during the Third Reich when discovery of homosexuals led to concentration camps or executions.
Peter Kern was born on the 13th of February 1949 in Vienna, Austria. After being a member of the famous Vienna Boy’s Choir, he started directing at the age of 15 with Jean Anouilh’s “Colombe”.
Prices: German Bundesfilmpreis (Federal Pric in Gold for the films flamig hard, Hitler – a film from germany, Sternsteinhof) For his films Gossenkind (Streetchild – price in Austrian filmfest).
He was member of the Jury at the Festivals of Kairo in 2001, Berlin 1992 , and Saarbrücken in 1999 and others.
Apart from this, Peter Kern writes essays and reviews for “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung”, „Spiegel“, „Süddeutsche Zeitung“ and „Profil“ “Datum” and wrote the book „Jeder kriegt sein Fett weg.“.
His films were shown at following Festivals: Competition: La Baule, Tokyo, Kairo, Berlin, San Sebastian, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Viennale, Istanbul, Hof, Vancouver, Toronto, Cannes, Jerusalem, Manila, Montreal, Braunschweig, Frankfurt… read more