Sunday, December 16, 2018

"Beloved Sam": a challenged young man in Germany recalls his relationship with a charismatic American young man, in letters, as his brother overlooks




Beloved Sam”, (“Gebliebter Sam”) from Queerblick (a short film video distributor in Germany), directed by Jugentreffs, from Think Big.


David (Johannes Adam) A somewhat portly man in Germany writes to a past American companion Sam (Noah Hutchins) who says he had come out as a tween and seems very mature and articulate indeed a few years later, having moved from the US back to Germany.  In writing the letter, David recalls his meetings with Sam, and also his troubled relationship with his own brother.

This film is very short (4 min); in German with titles but with the flashback encounters in English.

I was most recently in Germany in 1999 (Berlin, Dresden); also 1972 (Frankfurt, Hamburg, saw the Wall from the train in the countryside.)

Image: Wikipedia: By VollwertBIT - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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