The Toilers and the Wayfarers

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The Toilers and the Wayfarers ★★ 1997

New Ulm, Minnesota is an ultraconservative German-American community where the teenaged Dieter (Klemp) is the object of affection for best friend Phillip (Woodhouse). Although Dieter thinks he might be gay, he rejects Phillip, who soon takes off for Minneapolis. This leaves Dieter open to the attentions of slightly older, freespirited Udo (Schirg). Dieter's father strongly disapproves and the young man leaves to join Phillip in the big bad city, with Udo in tow. But since none of the boys have any money, they're soon working the streets to survive. English and German with subtitles. 85m/C VHS, DVD . Matt Klemp, Ralf Schirg, Andrew Woodhouse; D: Keith Froelich; W: Keith Froelich; C: Jim Tittle; M: Chan Poling.

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