Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 4:00 PM
Lukas is a youth of 20 years, transitioning from female to male. When he leaves his family to take part in a work program in Cologne, he’s assigned to the girls’ dormitory. Dressing like a man, building muscles and identifying himself as male may shield his secret somewhat, but actually poses more questions from his peers. There are his Internet friends and his longtime lesbian friend, Ine, with whom he can confide. Then Fabio and Lukas meet. Fabio embodies all the element of the perfect specimen of youthful masculinity. Lukas envies Fabio for his beautiful physique and lusts for that same physique, which attracts him sexually. Lukas goes to the beach where all his friends wear swimsuits, yet he manages to get through the excursion undetected. The task of guarding his female body and the need for intimate and honest disclosure of who he really is becoming is overwhelming. Lukas must unburden himself.
Dir. Sabine Bernardi, 2011, Germany, 94 mins., in German with English subtitles