Great Freedom

Great Freedom

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Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and nominated for the Queer Palm at Cannes 2021, this German postwar drama follows a man constantly thrown in prison for his homosexuality. During this time, his one steady relationship happens to be with his cell mate—a convicted murderer.

2021Rating: M116 minsAustria, Germany
DramaFestival & Independent

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Great Freedom | Awards

Award Winner
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, Cannes 2021

Great Freedom | Reviews

97%60 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The characterisations and performances are so exact and restrained... that the result is affecting and often wrenching cinema...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Low key, affecting and insistently unsentimental...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

In Great Freedom, the question of love is refreshingly never too far from bodily intimacy, irrespective of what kind of love that is.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A slow-burn drama that refuses to take the easy route towards an angry, emotionally manipulative issue film.

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Salon

Salon

A poignant, potent drama - and a love story, actually....

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Great Freedom | Release Details

Great Freedom is available to stream in Australia now on SBS On Demand.