Two hot cops fall in love during the very non-halcyon training camp days. One’s a repressed homosexual, the other not. It’s masculine, sweaty and brooding. Classic porn? But Lacant goes for drama and a twist in the form of the former’s pregnant wife. Homosexual acceptance within power structures aside, not the most original story. It’s impeccably shot and well-acted, but in the end nothing new has really been addressed or confronted, making it hard to care.
Freier Fall | Directed by Stephan Lacant (Germany 2013) with Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelrt, Katharina Schüttler. Starts May 23
Originally published in issue #116, May 2013.