Paragraph 175 Image
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Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

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  • Summary: During World War II 100,000 German homosexual men were sent to concentration camps. This documentary tells their story and includes personal accounts of six of the survivors.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. An exquisite and powerful documentary -- one whose elegance only heightens its devastating impact.
  2. At once admirable and deeply unsettling.
  3. 90
    Speaks so eloquently for itself, there's not much more for me to do than urge you to get over to the Nuart for the one week it's playing in Los Angeles.
  4. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    83
    Perhaps the most disturbing fact in the film comes in the text at the end: Paragraph 175 remained on the books in both halves of postwar Germany until the late 1960s.
  5. Reviewed by: Elliott Stein
    80
    The tales told are bitter, horrific in detail...yet often leavened with irony and humor. Rupert Everett's low-key narration serves the film well.
  6. Illuminating, poignant and heartening.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Evokes feelings of fascination and heartbreak, as well as a sense of disbelief.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. edt
    Oct 18, 2005
    10
    Inspirational for any one who sees that homosexuality is a daily struggle. these few survivors lived through hell and still saw a reason to live, not sure i would have felt the same. Expand

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