Ulrike Böhnisch, Linda Sepp | France, Germany 2014 | 48 Min. | OmeU
Marseille 2013, the second largest city of France celebrated the label of European Capital of Culture. While Paris is well known for its cultural and queer diversity, Marseille is famous for its Mediterranean character, including drug wars, machismo and the smell of couscous and croissants. Its LGBT community however seems small and at first sight is very difficult to find. Directors Linda Sepp and Ulrike Böhnisch decided to look behind the stereotypes of the city from the specific viewpoint of a Turkish drag queen, visiting Marseille as a tourist. But how deep will Boysan, alias Nesrin, have to dig to find some trans*culture in Marseille? How are people going to react to her trying to find shoes in size 43? And what do street prostitutes, transgender activists, and those who prefer to stay anonymous, reveal about life in this Mediterranean melting pot? Trans*Marseille is a queer road movie that draws a sensible and intense picture of this “urban jumble” called Marseille.