"Korner recalls how out of place he felt when his fellow university students forced him to go along to a bordello."
Here are some stills from one of the most groundbreaking films of early German cinema, Different From the Others. Conrad Veidt plays Korner, a homosexual man who is blackmailed for his sexual orientation and is pressured to commit suicide. Weimar Berlin's "Priestess of Depravity" Anita Berber even plays a small role as Korner's sister.
"Korner recalls how he went to a hypnotist in a vain effort to be cured of his homosexuality."
"In the flashback, Bolleck accompanies Korner home and then shocks him by demanding hush money."
"Blackmail victim Paul Korner reads obituaries of individuals who committed suicide 'for reasons unknown.'"
"In his mind's eye, Korner visualises a sombre quenue of historical homosexuals, shakled together and advancing under a sword of Damocles inscribed 175."
"Korner commits suicide by swallowing a poison pill."
"Kurt Sivers blames himself for Korner's death, while his sister Else (far left- played by Anita Berber!) despairs of consoling him."
Plot summary and background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_als_die_Andern
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