Initiation

Initiation
Original title: Blutsfreundschaft
Production: Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion
Country: Austria
Director: Peter Kern
Script: Peter Kern
Photography: Peter Roehsler
Music: Boris Fiala; Andreas Hamza
Cast: Helmut Berger; Harry Lampl; Melanie Kretschmann; Michael Steinocher; Manuel Rubey; Matthias Franz Stein; Oliver Rosskopf; Heribert Sasse; Gregor Seberg
Year: 2009
Duration: 92
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: German
Languages available: German
Subtitles: English
Keywords: Homosexuality, homosexualidad, homophobia, homofobia, neo nazism, neonazismo


Synopsis:

 16-year-old Axel falls out with his step-father and becomes involved in a neo-nazi gang. To join the gang he has to prove himself by killing a social worker. He runs away and takes refuge in a dry-cleaning shop run by 80-year-old Gustav Tritzinsky (Helmut Berger). Axel reminds Gustav of the lover he had during the war, his first love whom he betrayed to the Gestapo, so to atone for that betrayal he takes Axel in. Now Axel has to choose between his homophobic street friends and the friendship and obsession of a homosexual old man.


Awards:

 Nominated to 1 Austrian Film Award of the Viennale, in 2011: Best Makeup (Sam Dopona)

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