Paragraph 175 Synopsis
The few remaining survivors of Nazi Germany's war against homosexuals share their stories.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An exquisite and powerful documentary -- one whose elegance only heightens its devastating impact.
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90

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Speaks so eloquently for itself, there's not much more for me to do than urge you to get over to the Nuart for the one week it's playing in...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's astonishing, and moving.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Soberly, deeply effective.
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88

Miami Herald

It's an eye opener to how quickly a society can switch from being open and tolerant to pointing fingers -- and worse -- at those deemed...
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83

Portland Oregonian

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Perhaps the most disturbing fact in the film comes in the text at the end: Paragraph 175 remained on the books in both halves of postwar...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A worthy addition to the growing canon of Holocaust documentaries.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Victimization of homosexuals during the Holocaust era has often been overlooked. Epstein and Friedman lucidly recount this woeful history,...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Explores the comparatively enlightened Berlin culture that had allowed homosexuality to flourish in intellectual and social circles before...
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Evokes feelings of fascination and heartbreak, as well as a sense of disbelief.
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