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Original title: Romeos
German title: Romeos
Germany, 2011

Director: Bernardi, Sabine
Production company: Boogiefilm
Co-producers: ZDF
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

20-year-old Lukas is right in the midst of male puberty – medically triggered – for he was in fact born a girl. Full of the zest for life, he enters big-city life but even upon arrival encounters a major screw up: recruited for his community service, he is the only male quartered in the female nurses’ residential hall. What would be a dream for any other boy is acute, everyday stress for Lukas: being transgender means always finding yourself trapped in the wrong social compartment. Fortunately his best friend Ine sticks by him and sweeps him into the scene of homosexuals in Cologne, where she is very well integrated. Here Lukas experiences his first real flirt – with the cheeky, daredevil and outwardly attractive Fabio. Fabio embodies all that Lukas lacks: disproportionately positive self-confidence and highly erotic masculinity. The initial attraction between the two boys gradually develops – until Fabio accesses the secret of Lukas’s identity when suddenly all are compelled to risk something for their feelings.

Berlin 2011, Seattle 2011, Montreal 2011, Chicago 2011, Chéries-Chéris Paris 2011 (awarded), Stockholm 2011, Golden Horse Taipei 2011, SeeYouth Cologne 2011, Just Film Tallinn 2011

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