'Meise's film is an exquisite marriage of personal, political and sensual storytelling, its narrative and temporal drift tightened by another performance of quietly piercing vulnerability from Franz Rogowski.' - Guy Lodge, Variety

From 1872 to 1994, German law criminalised homosexuality via ‘Paragraph 175’. It’s this rule, and all of its fearful effects on people and society, that hangs over Australian director Sebastian Meise’s masterful, moving prison-based drama. Over three criss-crossing time periods: Nazi-era 1945, old-guard shedding 1969 and a 1957 interlude, out gay man Hans, is imprisoned repeatedly for ‘lewd acts’, each time encountering Victor, a toughened criminal who’s much less able than Hans to discuss their queerness. An illuminating and vital Cannes award-winner.