Neurosia: Funfzig Jahre Pervers (1996)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Militant gay activist Rosa von Praunheim (who once stirred up controversy by publicly announcing the name of closeted German officials) is one of the more colorful figures in German cinema, known for creating decadent films that push and often exceed the boundaries of social convention and taste. This documentary exercise in narcissism represents his autobiography, framed as murder mystery in which the loopy director is the victim. He was shot during the documentary's prologue by a disgruntled audience member during the premiere of his latest film. A female reporter is assigned the odious (at least she thinks so) task of digging up the dirt on his notoriously hedonistic life for a television series. The deeper she digs, the more sympathetic she becomes and eventually she learns a great truth about the director.



killing, investigation, journalism, murder, reporter