International Film Forum: Romeos

23 January 2023

Romeos [Romeos – Anders als du denkst] (Sabine Bernardi, 2011, Germany, 94 min.)

Supported by the powers of testosterone, the rebellious Lukas (21) enjoys something truly special to him: male puberty – albeit medically induced, because Lukas was assigned female at birth and now finds himself a trans man in the process of gender transition. Full of ideas and with a cheeky personality, Lukas manages to hide his transsexuality from the exposing gaze of others, but then he meets someone who releases a whole different set of emotions in him and changes everything: because puberty also means to experience erotic urges that can’t be easily controlled. (Sabine Bernardi, translated by Juliane Schicker)

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