In his new film DARKROOM, cult director Rosa von Praunheim deals with a true criminal case from a few years ago. The result is one of his most thrilling films.
Lars, a male nurse from Saarbrücken, moves with his lover Roland to Berlin. They renovate an apartment with the intention of finally living together. Their happiness seems almost complete. What Roland doesn’t know: while secretly checking out Berlin’s night life, Lars is experimenting with a deadly poison.
ROSA VON PRAUNHEIM took on his artist’s name in 1964, in reference to the pink triangle homosexuals were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps. A prolific filmmaker, a selection of his films includes: IT’S NOT THE HOMOSEXUAL WHO IS PERVERSE, BUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH HE LIVES (1970), ARMY OF LOVERS (1971-1976), A VIRUS KNOWS NO MORALS (1985), I AM MY OWN WOMAN (1992), TRANSSEXUAL MENACE (1996), GAY COURAGE (1998), THE EINSTEIN OF SEX (1999), FASSBINDER’S WOMEN (2001), QUEENS DON’T LIE (2001), COWS KNOCKED-UP BY FOG (2002), TWO MOTHERS – THE SEARCH BEGAN IN RIGA (2007), NEW YORK MEMORIES (2010), DIE JUNGS VOM BAHNHOF ZOO (2011), and DARKROOM (2019), among others.