The Circle

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Running Time: 102 mins.
Genre: Drama, Foreign

Marianne Sägebrecht
Anatole Taubman
Matthias Hungerbühler
Sven Schelker

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Founded in the early 1940s, the magazine "Der Kreis" ("The Circle") was the only gay organization to survive the Nazi regime. It flourished during the post-war years into an internationally renowned underground club. Legendary masked balls at the Theater am Neumarkt in Zurich provided visitors from all over Europe with a safe space to act out their "otherness". It was at one of these events that timid teacher Ernst Ostertag falls in love with drag star Röbi Rapp. Ernst searches for a way to have his gayness accepted outside the boundaries of "The Circle" community without losing his job as a teacher. Röbi champions the joint fruition of their love. However, following a murder in the gay co... Full Summary >>