Yony Leyser's Berlin Docufiction is a "thoroughly realistic time capsule of the Berlin underground scene" (Vice). Starring Nina Hagen, Peaches and Rosa von Praunheim.
Based on a true story, DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE, directed by and starring Yony Leyser (WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS - A MAN WITHIN) is a doc-fiction hybrid that portrays the ghosts of queer past, present and future in contemporary Berlin.
Ezra (Leyser), an American writer of Palestinian and Israeli parentage living in Berlin, spends his days clubbing and wanting to be more punk, whilst wishing he wrote more. In search of his next excitement fix, he ends up in one of Berlin’s famous gay hustler bars. Featuring cameos by ‘Godmother of Punk’ Nina Hagen, cult musician Peaches and Blixa Bargeld.