Tough Love

Director: Rosa von Praunheim • Germany

A violent German hustler, his innocent prostitute, and the shared histories of sexual abuse that bind them together: In this stranger-than-fiction romantic docu-drama, German New Wave filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim combines documentary and campy reenactments to tell the wild tale of Andreas Marquardt, now 59, a man who survived years of pimping, prison, and personal trauma to eventually find true love.

Year: 2015
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 89 Min.
Festival Program: Documentary Competition
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51-SB-Cantina 51-SB-Wansas 51-SB-Sundance