Sasha (Sacha Kekez) is a young, handsome musical wunderkind living in Cologne with his immigrant family. He also has a very secret crush on his sexy piano teacher, Mr. Weber (Tim Bergmann, Regular Guys). When the man of Sasha's dreams announces plans to move away, his adoring young student must grow up fast and come to terms with not just his own true feelings, but also his homophobic family, a 'girlfriend' wanting more than he can give, and his budding sexuality.
Sasha features a stellar cast in what we are assured is a refreshing take on the coming-out story. Comical romantic mishaps and the ups and downs of finding one's own way are brought to the screen with a unique style and verve that has, according to Peccadillo's PR, won the hearts, and ears, of audiences at film festivals the world over.
English language reviews are little hard to come by at the moment, but Don Simpson at Smells Like Screen Spirit described the film as "a wonderful interpretation of cultural and generational clashes, finely reflecting the multi-ethnic backgrounds of Cologne," and AfterElton.com assures us that it's "Artfully told... this story has rarely been told quite this well, or acted by such a good cast."
Sasha will be released on UK DVD by Peccadillo Pictures on 30th January 2012 at the RRP of £15.99.