AIDS - Gefahr Für Die Liebe (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France, West Germany  |  
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A rather tame drama considering its emotional topic -- AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -- this drama is one of the first films to be dedicated to the deadly illness since its discovery in 1981. The film was released in Germany just a month after the Emmy-winning An Early Frost aired on American television -- the first such feature there to handle AIDS and its physical devastation. In this story, Frank (Fritz Cat) drives a cab in Berlin and is suffering from a series of fevers -- quite tellingly, both he and his brother are drug users. At the moment, Frank is trying to help his sibling get out of debt to his suppliers, while on the flip side of the coin he is romancing a good-looking woman he picked up as a fare one day. Meanwhile, the fevers continue.

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AIDS, cab-driver, disease, drugs, heterosexual, love, romance