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Christopher and His Kind

Christopher and His Kind

A Seminal Journey of Self-Discovery.Mar. 19, 2011UK90 Min.TV-14
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Synopsis

In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and would-be actress Jean Ross, who sings tunelessly in a seedy cabaret club. They and others he meets get put into his stories. After a fling with sexy rent boy Caspar he falls for street sweeper Heinz, paying medical bills for the boy’s sickly mother, to the disapproval of her other son, Nazi Gerhardt. With Fascism rapidly rising Christopher returns to London with Heinz but is unable to prevent his return to Germany when his visa expires. Years later Christopher, now a successful writer, returns to Berlin for a final meeting with Heinz, now married with children

Original title Christopher and His Kind
IMDb Rating 7.0 4,039 votes
TMDb Rating 6.4 61 votes

Director

Geoffrey Sax
Director

Cast

Matt Smith isChristopher Isherwood
Christopher Isherwood
Toby Jones isGerald Hamilton
Gerald Hamilton
Imogen Poots isJean Ross
Jean Ross
Lindsay Duncan isKathleen Isherwood
Kathleen Isherwood
Iddo Goldberg isWilfrid Landauer
Wilfrid Landauer
Issy van Randwyck isFraulein Thurau
Fraulein Thurau
Douglas Booth isHeinz Neddermayer
Heinz Neddermayer
Pip Carter isWystan Auden
Wystan Auden
Tom Wlaschiha isGerhardt Neddermayer
Gerhardt Neddermayer
Perry Milward isRichard Isherwood
Richard Isherwood

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