This film adaptation of Martin Sherman's play by the same name is important because it addresses the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. Marginalized for decades, only recently have gay men from the era been able to tell their stories. I also recommend the documentary "Paragraph 175" for anyone interested in the subject.
One of the sweetest....and saddest.... love stories I've ever seen. I bawl every time. This movie is amazing and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good film, especially a drama. Clive Owens performance is brilliant, as usual. Everyone else is fantastic too. Just don't watch it if you aren't ready to have your heart sink into your gut.