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30 Ratings

The Circle

Der Kreis

Directed by Stefan Haupt
Switzerland, 2014
Documentary, Drama, Biography


Zurich, 1958. The bashful teacher Ernst Ostertag and the German cabaret artist Röbi Rapp get to know one another in the Swiss underground organization called “Der Kreis.” As the two dissimilar men defend their love, they witness the heyday and decline of this organization.

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The Circle Directed by Stefan Haupt

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2014 | 4 wins including: Documentary Film (Panorama Audience Award)

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Swiss Film Award

2015 | 4 wins including: Best Film

2015 | Nominee: Best Editing

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