Different from the Others (Anders als die Andern)

Live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin


Castro Theatre Sat, Dec 3, 2016 4:45 PM
$16 General / $14 Member
Film Info
Director:Richard Oswald
Cast:Conrad Veidt
Fritz Schulz
Leo Connard
Ilse von Tasso-Lind
Alexandra Willegh
Total Run Time:74 min.


Thought to be the oldest surviving film with a homosexual protagonist, Different from the Others was recently restored by the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. Directed by Richard Oswald and co-written by famed psychologist Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, the film tells a devastating story of queer life under Paragraph 175, the 1871 German law criminalizing homosexuality. Young virtuoso Kurt Sivers (Fritz Schulz) approaches acclaimed violinist Paul Körner (Conrad Veidt) with the hope of becoming his student in early-1900s Germany. Paul agrees to take Kurt under his tutelage, which quickly blossoms into affection, but their relationship is thwarted when a blackmailer threatens to reveal Körner’s homosexuality.

Restored 35mm print from the UCLA Film and Television Archive (50 m.)

Different from the Others will be preceded by preserved newsreels from UCLA: Flashes of the Past: A review of historic events from 1910 to 1925 / Pathé Exchange, Inc. (24 m.)

Introduced by Des Buford, Frameline's director of exhibition & programming

Copresented by Frameline and Goethe-Institut/Berlin & Beyond

ASL interpretation