Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.
In Great Freedom No. 7 we are once again faced with an excellent piece of film work by the mid-century German master, Helmut Kautner. The story, as is common with his films, focuses on a love triangle and also uses sailors and their transitory way of life as a complication to this triangular arrangement as he does in Under the Bridges. He also reprises the theme of musicianship which he uses for characters in most of his films, from the composers in In Those Days and Romance in a Minor Key. As usual for Kautner, the film employs a more mobile and freewheeling camera. Zooms and pans are used to convey shifts in relationships, for example when Gisa is talking to her mother just before leaving the farm.
Münchener Freiheit (known sometimes simply as Freiheit) is a German pop and rock band that had released seventeen albums by 2007, six of which have gone gold and have sold over five million copies in Europe. They are best known in the English-speaking world for their single "Keeping The Dream Alive". This song became a #14 hit single in the UK Singles Chart when released in 1988, making Münchener Freiheit a one-hit wonder there. "Keeping the Dream Alive" still receives a lot of airplay at Christmas time and can be found included on many Christmas compilation albums.
Als der Dokumentarfilm "Kreuzweg der Freiheit" zur Zeit des "Kalten Krieges" in deutschen Kinos vorgeführt wurde, rief er einen Sturm der Begeisterung und Entrüstung hervor. Die These, Stalins Ziel sei von Anfang an die Eroberung Deutschlands und Westeuropas gewesen, traf offenbar einen wunden Punkt, der viele Jahre lang als "revanchistisch" verteufelt wurde. This is one of the first Cold War documentaries released in West Germany after WWII. The bitterness about one tyranny replaced by another and the lost German lands in the East is the main theme of this film.
A box office hit all over Germany, Freiheit für die Liebe can be compared to Sweden’s Karleken sprak for it’s portrayal of intimate situations and valuable discussions by some of Germany’s most influential doctors. Get an up-close and campy look at sexual health in Germany and enjoy your Freiheit für die Liebe!