Desire Will Set You Free – A New Berlin Film

Considering that Berlin is such a hyped city I’m actually quite surprised that there are not more movie projects about it. With Ecke Weserstraße we already got a new series dedicated to our city exploring the life of a group of young people living in Kreuzkölln trying to make it here. But the brand new Desire Will Set You Free could potentially become the next big Berlin movie. With a quick glance at the trailer we get to see all the typical ingredients that already made Berlin Calling such a big success: Nightlife, romance, sex, drugs and a little bit of rebellious behavior, all of that mixed with some queerness and star power by Nina Hagen and Peaches. My favorite scene so far however is the one with the old man sitting in the cupcake shop of my friend Dawn talking about what old people like to see – a nice contrast to the otherwise mostly hedonistic scenes.

Director Yony Leyser says that his film is about contemporary life in Berlin and while some viewers might be sceptical that this film once again seems to reduce Berlin to sex, drugs and parties, I remain quite curious about what this particular life will look like. I think between the lines it’s going to be about more than just sweat and dancing. While the makers are currently still seeking financial support for the postproduction the final film is scheduled for a release in Fall or Winter of this year. Get a preview after the jump.

Frank by
on July 28th, 2014
updated on July 29th, 2014
in Movies

3 Responses to “Desire Will Set You Free – A New Berlin Film”

  1. Andreas Says:

    LOVE this movie!

  2. Klugscheißer Says:

    Dear Frank. How nice you know Dawn and her cupcake shop in Neukölln. If you were doing you homework instead of eating cup cakes and looking good with you Mac Book in a café, you would even know that the old man talking about what old people like to see is “Rosa von Praunheim”, whom you should know if you want to write about film, and who could teach you some about hedonism and queerness if you start getting into it. Along with Rummelsnuff, Gloria Viagra and many more that seems to appear in this movie. No offence, keep going.


    LOve this moovie too and the title is fine.

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