New Yorker Films | Release Date: September 13, 2000
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ChadS.May 10, 2005
My mind flashbacked to Alan Parker's "Pink Floyd: the Wall" when the Nazi screams, "And this one looks queer..." during a musical number that resembles a rally straight out of "The Triumph of the Will". It never occured to me that the My mind flashbacked to Alan Parker's "Pink Floyd: the Wall" when the Nazi screams, "And this one looks queer..." during a musical number that resembles a rally straight out of "The Triumph of the Will". It never occured to me that the Germans killed their own kind; that a gay German might as well have been Jewish. "Paragraph 175" is only as good as its subjects, and yes, the testimonies by concentration camp survivors are at turns, nostalgic, gripping, and heartbreaking. These are real tears by men with something to cry about. It's a thing of fascination to learn how the women didn't have to pay with their lives; that even the Nazis thought lesbians were cute. Expand
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edtOct 18, 2005
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.
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