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Rent Boys

(Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo)

by Rosa von Praunheim

Germany 2011, Documentary, 83 min

Berlin stories behind sex for money

Despised, stigmatised and suppressed to the fringe of society – this is the reality young, male prostitutes face in Berlin. Most of the hustlers are immigrants, a lot of them act out of necessity. Rosa von Praunheim accompanies the young adults at their work in bars, porn movie theatres and on the street. He shows their reasons, their stories and above all, their strong will to survive.


Grimme Award 2012 for Best Film (Information & Culture)


World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2011
Latin American Premiere: Guadalajara IFF 2011
LGBT FF 'Kitoks Kinas' 2011
Mix Copenhagen 2011
Belgrade Queer FF 203

Cast & Crew

With: Peter Kern, Sergiu Grimalschi, Master Patrick

Production: Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion in Co-Production with RBB, NDR with the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM

Rosa von Praunheim

Rosa von Praunheim was born in 1942 as Holger Mischwitzky in Riga, Latvia. He has made more than 50 films, many of which touch taboos and society’s raw points. In Germany Rosa put in great effort to generate awareness of AIDS. Amongst his most famous titles are The Bed Sausage (1971), It’s Not The Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But The Situation In Which He Lives (1971) and The Einstein Of Sex (1999).