Die Hure und Der Hurensohn (1982)

Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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In an unserious look at life on the fringe, this Berlin Underground film by director and writer Dagmar Beiersdorf portrays the flip side of Berlin society: hookers, a transvestite, a down-and-out political exile, and disenfranchised ethnic workers. As dialogue basically happens according to the whim of the moment, the film moves from one spontaneous sequence to the next, roughly following the "story" of a prostitute who takes an Arab refugee into her life, and although the man appreciates her help, his view of hookers is negative. The clash in their perspectives naturally creates some misunderstandings that in turn lead to a different ending than had been anticipated.



misunderstanding, political-exile, prostitute/prostitution, refugee, transvestite