Different from the Others is a 1919 German silent film directed by Richard Oswald, which was one of the earliest known films to address homosexuality openly. The story follows Paul Korner (Conrad Veidt), a talented violinist, who is blackmailed due to his homosexual relationships. As he faces social ostracization and legal troubles because of Germany's Paragraph 175, which criminalized homosexual acts between men, the film looks into the personal and societal challenges Korner endures. A groundbreaking work for its time, Different from the Others, stands as a poignant commentary on the struggles of homosexuals in the early 20th century.
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