Paragraph 175 (2000)

Paragraph 175
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords gay, Nazi, WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dawn Logsdon Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bernd Meiners Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Sharon Wood Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tibor Szemzo Music n/a 120781 8000001
Marlene Dietrich Song Performer ("Falling in Love Again") 120788 8000002
Al Nelson Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Klaus Muller Executive director of research 120806 11000001
Klaus Muller Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Zvi Howard Rosenman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Jeffrey Friedman Director n/a 2 2000002
Robert Epstein Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Epstein Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeffrey Friedman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Janet Cole Producer n/a 3 3000004
Michael Ehrenzweig Producer n/a 3 3000003
Rupert Everett Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Between 1933 and 1945, according to Nazi documents, approximately 100,000 men were arrested for homosexuality. Roughly half were sentenced to prison and approximately 10,000 to 15,000 were incarcerated in concentration camps. The death rate of homosexual prisoners in the camps is estimated to be as high as sixty percent (amongst the highest of non-Jewish prisoners), so that by 1945 only about 4,000 survived. This film is an investigation into the fate of homosexual men who experienced persecution under the Nazis. These are complex individuals- often bitter, but just as often filled with irony and humor; haunted by their memories, but determined to survive. Their collective story fills a crucial gap in the historical record and is a testament to human resilience in the face of unconscionable cruelty.