Note: Be sure to turn on Closed Captions for English subtitles.

An art student is accused of causing the death of the renowned painter who secretly loved him. This rare gay movie is a silent German classic, one of the first with gay undertones.


Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to this film. The DVD is very rare and appears to be out of print. I was unable to find a digital version on popular streaming services, so I am sharing it here as educational material for gay cinema history. Enjoy!


  1. I didn't know such a thing existed. Fascinating.
    3:10 wrong translation. Too polite. It should be "I wish to speak with Mr." or "I want to speak with Mr." 17:45 you missed a word "perhaps she hopes that being painted by the master will help her credit" 20:30 needs something to indicate she is suprised and happy at the fact that the meeting is so soon.

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