Controversial cult director Rosa von Praunheim’s Darkroom is now available
In his new film, controversial, pioneering cult director and legendary queer activist Rosa von Praunheim focuses his lens on a recent, true criminal case involving a German serial killer.
Lars (Bozidar Kocevski), a male nurse from Saarbrucken, moves with his lover Roland (Heiner Bomhard), a sweet-spirited musician with a lilting voice, to Berlin. They renovate an apartment with the intention of finally living together. For Roland, their happiness seems almost complete. What he doesn’t know, however, is that while secretly checking out Berlin’s nightlife, Lars is experimenting with a deadly poison – an obsession that will lead to a horrific outcome for the couple.
Using a psychiatric tribunal as a framing device, von Praunheim expertly balances Lars’ twisted fantasies with Roland’s dreams of a blissful romance. Warning: This film contains images that may be disturbing to some viewers.