Borderline (1989)

Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Austria  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Thomas Linder (Michael Lakner) is a piano student who arrives for his lesson and finds that his teacher, a wheelchair-bound homosexual, has been murdered. After he runs from the police at the murder scene, Thomas is arrested and charged with his mentor's murder and is falsely accused of being gay. Under duress, he confesses to the crime, even though he did not do it. His kindly grandmother tries to bail him out of jail and seems to be the only family member concerned for Thomas' safety. Thomas has nightmares in jail as he relives the death of his father and suffers from the stress of incarceration. The grandmother provides the only moments of comedy relief in this somber crime drama.

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confession [criminal], false-accusation, family, grandmother, homosexual, invalid, murder, nightmare, piano, stress [worry], student