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WATCH: “Free Fall” — The German “Brokeback Mountain”

Hanno Koffler (Summer Storm) and Max Riemelt (Before The Fall) co-star as a pair of cops who fall in love in this German gay romance which has been compared to Brokeback Mountain for its aching masculine portrayal of forbidden love.

Straight guy Marc (Koffler) is expecting his first child with his girlfriend Bettina (Katharina Schüttler) when he suddenly starts having feelings for the free-spirited Kay (Reimelt). A hard-hitting and extremely sexy tale of coming out, Free Fall is a terrific debut feature from talented (and straight) director Stephen Lacant.

Out today on digital (and coming to DVD March 4th), Free Fall is this week’s WolfeOnDemand.com Movie of the Week. Watch the trailer above and then rent or download it directly from WolfeOnDemand.com and other fine digital platforms now.

Free Fall

Free Fall

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About WolfeOnDemand.com
WolfeOnDemand.com is the new LGBT digital movie platform from LGBT specialty distributor Wolfe Video. The service showcases more than one hundred titles — features and documentaries — including popular favorites and hits like Pit Stop, Keep The Lights On, Undertow, Gayby and many more. Most titles are available in Auto-HD™ and are priced at US $3.99 to rent and US $14.99 to download. Most of the films are available worldwide and are all also available on DVD directly from WolfeVideo.com for US viewers.

By:          Queerty Editors
On:           Feb 4, 2014
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    • dale landefeld

      this will be another hit in America…it’s chilling, yet sexy hot…..and it happens. Been there…..and did it…

      Feb 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant

      The Germans always do male homosexuality really well. They’re not really into feminized gays or drag queens like the British are.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 7:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Thanks for highlighting these Wolfe on Demand videos, It’s nice we can support a gay friendly businesses and get access to these movies that are hard to find elseware.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones

      More hets trading a gay sexuality to win awards. They didn’t make this film because they care about gay people, they want a Palme d’Or, an Oscar, or a Silver Bear. I’ll stick with queer filmmakers, thank you very much.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TVC 15

      Geez, Jim, “Weekend” didn’t have feminized gays or drag queens in it.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      Sorry, what the fuck is a “masculine portrayal” of gay love? As opposed to feminine portrayal of gay love?

      Feb 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RK

      This DVD is available at TLA

      Feb 5, 2014 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Mr. E. Jones:

      So in other words, a white director shouldn’t have black actors in their movies? Male directors shouldn’t do a story about strong women? Etc… Ridiculous. Brokeback Mountain, the Wedding Banquet etc… were all made by straights

      Feb 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover

      I saw this film at the San Francisco LGBT Film Festival and it’s really good…worth a rental or perhaps even purchase. It’s authentic and sexy and doesn’t pander to the audience. Highly recommended.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover

      @Mr. E. Jones: It’s a good film. Who cares about who the filmmakers sleep with?

      Feb 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky

      @Niall: “masculine portrayal of forbidden love” = the nicer way of saying “straight acting.”

      I think it better had the sentence read: “…this masculine-rich German gay romance which has been compared to Brokeback Mountain for its aching portrayal of forbidden love.”

      Feb 5, 2014 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded

      saw it; meh. it’s ok. More or less the same tired story you always see. Confused gay/bi guy gets involved with another guy, lives double life, has crying wife wondering where he is. Shit hits fan, Blah blah blah.

      Watch “Hawaii” by Marco Berger instead.

      Feb 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ttzach

      @stranded: sure the storyline was an over-used, recycled one, but the acting was top notch, good cinematography, it flowed well and had a great ending.

      Feb 6, 2014 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      @Jackhoffsky: That’s what I thought too, but I wanted to at least give Queerty the benefit of doubt that it’s not what they meant.

      Feb 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky

      @Niall: How it plays out in my head: “Love” as a concept unable to be personified and thus cannot take on the characteristics of masculine or feminine. However, the individual participants can take on (in this case) masculinity.

      As always, the exception would be in poetic verse when everything can be personified for symbolism, metaphor, or simple creative description. A journalistic portrayal of information (even if biased and slanted) should steer clear as unambiguous descriptions can often be misinterpreted.

      RELATED: I have too much time on my hands.

      Feb 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jenni Olson

      @RK: If you order direct from the distributor — WolfeVideo.com — it ships two weeks before the March 4th streetdate.

      Feb 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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