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Homosexual elements in 'Törless' - two facts

1. In the novel, Basini successfully seduces Törless and sleeps with him. While there is nothing sexually explicit in the book, it is 100% clear what happens.

2. The film was made in 1966. In West Germany, homosexuality was a crime punishable by law until 1969.


Whoa, that's one major difference from the film. Now I've the interest to attract the original novel down.

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