QC Cinema Brings ‘Straight’ – the Unlikely Tale of a Bisexual Love Triangle – to DVD

The German film presents a new kind of romance set in a Berlin ghetto.
By: Breaking Glass Pictures
 
 
Eralp Uzun stars in Straight, a film by Nicolas Flessa.
Eralp Uzun stars in Straight, a film by Nicolas Flessa.
 
June 23, 2010 - PRLog -- “Straight” is a rare cinematic achievement: an artful, understated romance that captures the complexities of a bisexual love triangle.  It’s a German film that’s gone remarkably far considering its modest budget and unusual subject-matter.  Now, the film is making its way to American shores thanks to a June 29 DVD release by Breaking Glass Pictures’ QC Cinema label.  

Jana (Beba Ebner) is a social worker in a German ghetto who finds herself straying from her traditional family values as she enters an affair with a handsome, Turkish drug addict named Nazim (Eralp Uzun).  While Jana struggles to hide the affair from her boyfriend David (Florian Sonnefeld), a chance encounter leads to a second affair – this time between David and Nazim.

The taut film handles each love affair with equal weight and presents the impromptu relationship between two men with a matter-of-fact tone, steering clear of the “bisexuality for shock factor” cliché.  It’s a truly modern romance story, one that’s carried by the subtle performances of the three leads, who deftly present characters in states of moral and sexual ambiguity.  Director Nicolas Flessa heightens the film’s intensity with a realist aesthetic that also documents the urban decay of the Neukölln section of Berlin.

The DVD version of “Straight” will come with a full set of special features, including a making-of featurette, a retrospective in which the filmmakers and Sonnefeld look back on the production process, and a bonus short film.  Straight is just one more title from QC Cinema that thoughtfully seeks to expand on traditional cinema’s portrayal of love and romance.

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About Breaking Glass Pictures: Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolff and Richard Ross, Breaking Glass Pictures is a cutting-edge, globally connected media company based in Philadelphia, PA. Its Vicious Circle Films and QC Cinema labels define the standard for forward-thinking, alternative media. The company focuses on the acquisition and distribution of films, television programs, and documentaries that seek to push the envelope and explore new cinematic territories.
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