Der Philosoph (1989) [Upgrade] AKA The Philosopher


Three attractive young women who run a men’s clothing store also share living arrangements. They have grown quite bored with the usual pick-up scene, with its endless series of one-night stands. When a suitably attractive and virginal young man, Georg Hermes, comes in looking for a suit, they collectively decide to adopt him as their boyfriend.

Director: Rudolf Thome.
Writer: Rudolf Thome.
Stars: Johannes Herrschmann, Adriana Altaras, Friederike Tiefenbacher, Claudia Matschulla, Jürgen Wink, Werner Gerber, Anton Rey, Marquard Bohm. AKA The Philosopher


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    March 16, 2021

    OK — this is creepy. Since the relatively recent passage of my mother, for no particular reason, I’ve been re-reading everything I can concerning Heraclitus and his fragments . . .

  2. Gerald L. Austin
    June 2, 2022

    I had a big grin on my face during a lot of this movie. The fellow certainly fell into a situation that most men would dream of. I enjoyed the nudity, and especially enjoy seeing male nudity in movies. These three ‘goddesses’ definitely brought him out of his shell. This was a very good movie.

  3. Peter Craig
    October 15, 2023

    Excellent movie. Very influenced by Eric Rohmer in its mix of philosophy, youthful beauty and dreams of love. It points forward to Rohmer’s final film Astree and Celadon. with a group of young women seemingly waiting the hero’s arrival. More wordless moments than in Rohmer, and the voluptuousness of bodies more overt.

  4. Acoutrama
    March 22, 2024

    Fantastic movie! It’s not really erotic, but just a nice story of a philosopher that starts to enjoy the ‘earhtly pleasures’ in life. He’s definitely in good hands!

    Thanks for sharing!

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