Free Fall world-premiered in 2013 at the Berlinale as the opening film of “Perspektive Deutsches Kino”.
Worldwide more than 70 festivals and various awards followed.
It’s been called the German Brokeback Mountain for its portrayal of forbidden love between two police cadets as previously heterosexual Marc (Hanno Koffler) and fellow male cop Kay (Max Riemelt) embark on an unexpected life-changing affair.Marc is shaken to the core when he meets fellow police officer, Kay, on a training course and begins to develop feelings for him. When Kay asks to be transferred to Marc’s unit, the latter’s well-arranged life begins to sink into chaos. Torn between his love for his pregnant girlfriend Bettina and the rush of a completely new experience, his life spins increasingly out of control. He soon finds himself estranged more and more from his family, but running away with Kay is not an option. Then one day Kay disappears without warning and leaves no forwarding address. It dawns on Marc that his absence has ripped a gaping hole in his life. With his situation in free fall, Marc can no longer satisfy everyone’s expectations – least of all his own.
Free Fall is part of a new wave of powerful German cinema. As director Stephan Lacant’s first feature film, Free Fall tells the dramatic tale of a man who finds himself outside the clear-cut boundaries of his world. Exceptional performances from Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt and Katharina Schüttler provide a moving portrayal of what happens when life plans crumble and there is no way left to fulfil the needs of the people you love.
“Free Fall is an upsetting and believable study of the disruptive power of unleashed desire.” – New York Times
“One of the sexiest and most enthralling gay dramas of all time” – Front Row Reviews
“Gripping and erotic” – Outfest
“A powerful dramatization of a passionate gay affair.” – Queerty.com
“This is sophisticated gay cinema.” – EdgeBoston.com
“Uncompromising and thrilling” – Film.com