Coming Out (1989)


Director Heiner Carow

Writer Erika Richter (dramatisation), Wolfram Witt (scenario)

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 1989

Actors Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek

IMDB : 7.0 (1,214 votes)


Description Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident...


  • Stefan Carow 2016-10-23 04:56:44
    Re. Artist 0:32- 0:49: god... only now I found this - and by accident. The artists/singer's name is Hartmut Unger. I met him at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin around the time the film was made, loved his voice and asked him to sing this and 2 other songs for the film. However, in that same bar sequence, in the film but not in the trailer, there is another song, it was a real hit song at the time, sung by East German pop super star Frank Schöbel ("Wie ein Stern in einer Sommernacht"), which most people remember. I'm very glad that there are still people who watch and love this film. Thank you!!! Stefan Carow (composer)
  • Peter Zweger 2016-04-02 22:24:08
    pfui!!!! widerlich!
  • MrNapoleon33 2016-03-04 18:24:17
    Ein sehr guter Film . Bedauerlich , dass er nicht früher in der DDR laufen konnte... Aber jetzt , ein schönes Zeitdokument .
  • Renan C. Maia 2016-01-18 16:39:58
    Great movie!
  • Caligula 2014-09-07 14:48:26
    I like the movie a lot... have seen it so many times... with and without subtitles. But as more people wonder over here on the tube... does anyone know the artist/performer of the used song??? :-) I you know please let me know! The tune is very catchy! :-)
  • E. Okelmann 2014-05-31 16:34:54
    ein absoluter Klassiker!
  • sside30 2013-03-08 17:04:18
    Anyone know the Artist/name of the song @ 0:31 ?
  • Jörg Leipzig 2013-01-27 23:47:18
    ich kann den Film immer wieder ansehen, der ist echt super gemacht.
  • Atheist1970 2012-09-20 01:30:16
    Habe den Film gerade gesehen und ich bin begeistert! Schade das es nur so wenige gute Filme über das Thema gibt... >____>
  • nina rose 2010-08-01 22:32:06
    does anybody know what the song playing at 0.42? ve been looking for it all over
  • Nicky Buxton 2010-03-17 05:00:26
    Dirk Kummer is such an amazing actor! (and incredibly beautiful and sweet!). Thanks for posting this video..."Coming Out" is my favorite movie (and very underrated)!

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