Controversial Dox

The Artist & The Pervert

Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Friday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
Love and art come in many shapes and colors.

Georg Friedrich Haas is arguably the most important living composer of symphonic music, but also a descendant of a Nazi family. His wife, whom he met through the dating site OkCupid, is an African-American kink educator. Their close relationship is based on an open, yet controversial role-playing game between a white male master and a black female slave. Film documents their lives between perversion, art, love, and radical self-determination.


Beatrice Behn

Beatrice Behn is a freelance film critic and editor-in-chief of Kino-Zeit, the largest German language film magazine for arthouse and independent film. She is also about to graduate from Freie Universität Berlin with a Master's degree in film studies. Her fields of expertise are genre cinema, bodies & genders and feminist film studies. The Artist & The Pervert (2018) is her first feature length documentary.


René Gebhardt

René Gebhardt is a German art director, designer and filmmaker. He won numerous national and international creative awards for his works as an art director. The Artist & The Pervert (2018) is his first feature length documentary.

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Germany, USA
2018, 96'

Directed by:
Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt

Screenplay by:
Beatrice Behn, René Gehbhardt

Beatrice Behn, René Gehbhardt, Antje Wilms, Henriette Rodenwald

Edited by:
Beatrice Behn, René Gehbhardt

Georg Friedrich Haas

Beatrice Behn, René Gehbhardt

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Raindance Film Festival 2018 – Best Documentary Feature; Fish and Chips Film Festival 2019 – Best Documentary Feature; Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2018 – Best Documentary Feature; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018; Hot Docs 2018; Durban International Film Festival 2018; Qtopia Queer Arts Festival 2018; DOC NYC 2018; DocPoint Helsinki 2019; DocPoint Tallin 2019