In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.
WED. AUG. 10, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Tom Herzner, 30, is the hair stylist for men in Berlin. He’s attractive, glamorous, runs a posh salon and is an openly gay celebrity who is seen as a role model for the gay community. But when he plans his first hair-product line, the cosmetic company rep gets jittery: he feels that just targeting men is too restrictive. What about women? To get an idea of what women want, Tom is forced to work incognito at a hair salon-cum-barber-shop somewhere in an edgy Berlin neighborhood run by the sassy, gut-honest Heidi.
Heidi outfits Tom with a wig and a soccer T-shirt, and mischievously renames him “Horst.” A few days into his undercover work, the bewildered Tom starts to enjoy his role. Heidi’s selfless and unpretentious nature gives Tom a whole new take on things and helps him create a shampoo that will drive both sexes crazy. His main source of amazement, though, is Heidi herself, who puts up with a soccer-crazed boyfriend and has fallen madly in love with the unattainable Tom. He, meanwhile, is being put in his place by his friends, for he, too, has fallen in love: with Heidi…
Director Marco Kreuzpaintner made his breakthrough with “Summer Storm”, a coming-of-age and coming-out drama also starring Kostja Ullmann. In 2009, Kreuzpaintner’s fantasy film “Krabat” won three German Film Awards. Kreuzpaintner also directed the Roland Emmerich-produced thriller “Trade,” starring Kevin Kline, in 2007. With its rapid-fire dialogues and witty vignettes of gay life, “Coming In” depicts a lighter side of gender relations that will touch – and tickle – every viewer.