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by Luke Slattery
February 18, 2014 2:27 PM
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Wolfe Video Acquires 'The Circle,' Winner of Berlin's Teddy Award

"The Circle"

Wolfe Video has acquired all North American rights to Stefan Haupt's new film "The Circle (Der Kreis)." A gay emancipation docu-drama, "The Circle" has already won Berlin's Panorama Audience nod and a Teddy Award.

The film has already been picked up for distribution in a few European countries, but Maria Lynn, Wolfe Video's CEO, is excited to introduce "Circle" to American audiences. According to Lynn, "The Circle" is a "very special film and its elegant documentation of our history."

Set in 1950s Zurich, the film follows a young teacher and his challenging affair with a transgendered star, Robi Rapp. As the teacher navigates the difficult cultural climate of a post-WW2 Germany, he becomes a member of the first gay rights organization Ker Kreis.