German Film Series, Fall 2008 - Sexual Revolutions in German Cinema
Tue, December 2, 2008 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • EP Schoch 4.104 Conference Room
Do Fish Do It? (Almut Getto, 2002)The final film in the series explores first love and the relationship between two teenagers. Jan is a sheltered homebody whose greatest passion is his fish. Nina is energetic, free-spirited and full of ideas. After meeting a second time by chance, they begin to fall in love. The first time they sleep together, Jan panics and pulls back in what Nina interprets as rejection. She later finds out that Jan reacted so harshly because he is HIV-positive. Nevertheless, they want to and decide to be together. In the end, though, the difficulties confronting the two, and the mounting disapproval of their relationship from those around them, become too much to bear.