It was Veit Harlan, the protégé of Joseph Goebbels and the director of the anti-Semitic propaganda film Jew Suess, who dared to do a film about a controversial taboo in 1957: the German penal code's Paragraph 175 which sentenced German homosexual men to jail terms for «unnatural vice between men.» Anders als du und ich (Different from You and Me) is not only a film about homosexuality, it also deals with the rebellion of young people against the restorative Germany after the Second World War and with the problems of a mother who broke the law to do «the right thing». The DVD contains the censored version as well as a comparison with the original version Das dritte Geschlecht (The Third Sex), a cut scene and production stills.
Different from You and Me, directed by Veit Harlan, Germany 1957 (38')
Scene-by-scene comparison with The Third Sex (38')
ROM features for PC with original documents (in german)
Edition Filmmuseum 05
Language Deutsch Subtitles english
Screen 1:1.37 - 4/3 PAL Sound DD 2.0 (Mono) FSK 14 Region code All regions