Four Bears in the Snow

Werner Klein
Manfred Bresler

Karl-Heinz Röpke
Heinz Ketzer

A film documentary by
Andreas Buhr

Germany 1998

Beta SP  Original film time 61 minutes

They all passed forty some time ago, but this doesn't stop them enjoying "gay life",
each in his own way. In very personal images. This film portrays the life of four mature men at home and in the gay scene: a window cleaner, a public servant, a waiter and a tram driver.

They all are different, and so are the stories they have had to tell and the places we accompany them too. What they have in common is the experience of social discrimination in their early years. Homosexuality was an offence in Germany until 1969. But that didn't diminish their courage to develop a gay consciousness.

Site made by  Manfred and Andreas,  February, 21st,  1999
:21. 11. 2003
Copyright Text by Manfred  B. / Berlin / Germany
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