Stephan Lacant (shown at right) makes full use of the physical beauty on display, as well as the emotional range necessary to portray a supposedly straight man, Marc, complete with loving girlfriend and a child on the way, who finds himself attracted to a young male police trainee, Kay, who has no problem making clear that he wants Marc, body and soul. Herr Koffler, shown below, left, brings to the fore every bit of the angst, uncertainty and throbbing sexuality a man would feel if, up to now, he'd considered himself straight and "normal" but is suddenly experiencing a kind of sexual and physical attraction he has never encountered. As expected, this soon throws his entire life out of whack. Koffler gives a hugely real and disturbing performance, which becomes the major reason to see the movie.
TrustMovies has seen and enjoyed in several German films-- especially The Wave and We Are the Night (one of the best vampire movies of recent years) -- Riemelt plays the wiser, more seasoned gay man, and he brings a deeper understanding to the proceedings, even as he longs for more from his amour.
Katharina Schüttler (below) has the least appealing role. You feel sorry for her, but your sympathies must reside with the two guys because it is clear that theirs is the major relationship here.
Wolfe Video and running 100 minutes -- is available now on Netflix streaming and elsewhere, as well as on DVD.