synopsis

AFTER THE FUTURE is an exposé about the conflicted and complex life of a long term HIV survivor Ortwin Passon. Despite years of struggle with the physical and mental assaults of HIV, he continues to fulfill his need for unrestrained ecstasy.

 

Privately he battles loneliness and grieves for his past lovers, now long dead. Publicly, Ortwin has a distinguished history of service with the Federal Agency for Technical Relief. For this service he is a twelve time recipient of Public Honours. In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious Federal Cross of Merit for his esteemed work and social engagement. However, he refused this award as an act of conscience against a Government he perceives to be oppressive of his deeply held beliefs with regards to civil liberties.

These feelings of oppression are in direct conflict with Ortwin's unrestrained sexual proclivities. At group sex parties, he's having sex with other men under the influence of hard drugs, without using condoms.

 

To counter Government initiatives to criminalize "barebacking" Ortwin has written a Doctoral Thesis upholding what he sees as a basic human right. As he sees it: it is the right of HIV positive men to have unprotected anal sex.

 

screenings

60TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM

 

CineStar 4, 31.10.2017 22:15

CineStar 4, 02.11.2017 22:15

 

 

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cast & crew

with

 

ORTWIN PASSON

MADS ELUNG-JENSEN

RÜDIGER LAUTMANN

CHOU-CHOU DE BRIQUETTE

ULI MENZE

 

and others

 

 

 

director/dop/editing ANDRE KRUMMEL

co-writer RAPHAELA TE PASS

sound/assistant director ERIK LEMKE

dramaturgical consultant PAWEL REINHARDT

sound design and mixing SIMON PETER

original score TOBIAS BURKARDT

music SALLY WILLIAMS, ULI MENZE

colour correction and poster design ROLAND SCHELIGA

subtitles ANDA KINDZORRA

title design PABLO BEN YAKOV

 

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