MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 282 this week

A Love in Germany (1983)
"Eine Liebe in Deutschland" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 November 1983 (France)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 217 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

In May of 1983, a man turns 49 and, with his 17-year old son, journeys to the village in Baden that he left 40 years before. He wants to discover what happened then, the truth about an ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 12 May 2011
 
a list of 62 titles
created 18 Jul 2012
 
a list of 77 titles
created 13 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1000 titles
created 22 Mar 2014
 
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Love in Germany (1983)

A Love in Germany (1983) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Love in Germany.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Eve is a jungle girl brought up by apes. She is captured with a number of apes by a mad scientist, conducting mind control experiments on them. Eventually she is liberated by a young explorer.

Director: Roberto Mauri
Stars: Brad Harris, Esmeralda Barros, Marc Lawrence
Przekladaniec (TV Movie 1968)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of a racing car driver who undergoes so many transplants that it can no longer be determined which people have contributed to his make-up.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Bogumil Kobiela, Anna Prucnal, Jerzy Zelnik
La bionda (1992)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young shy man (Tommaso) runs down a blond girl (Christine) with his car. Next day he finds her waiting for him at his department door. She asks him for help, as she has amnesia and can't ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Rubini
Stars: Sergio Rubini, Nastassja Kinski, Ennio Fantastichini
Burrowing (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.

Directors: Henrik Hellström, Fredrik Wenzel
Stars: Sebastian Eklund, Jörgen Svensson, Hannes Sandahl
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski
Katyn (2007)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village, his own father, Ali, moved to the Netherlands. However, the boy has ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Ter Heerdt
Stars: Mimoun Oaissa, Salah Eddine Benmoussa, Zohra 'Flifla' Slimani
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Maria Luisa Santella, Francesco Anniballi
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber
Clay (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Alex is posing. An old lady is sculpting. It would be a normal situation. If the lady was not blind and only had her hands to see.

Director: Michael Guerraz
Stars: Edith Scob, Laurent Delbecque
Papusza (2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.

Directors: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Stars: Jowita Budnik, Zbigniew Walerys, Antoni Pawlicki
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Paulina Kropp
Piotr Lysak ...
Stanislaus
...
Mayer
Ralf Wolter ...
Schulze
...
Wiktorczyk
Bernhard Wicki ...
Dr. Borg
Gérard Desarthe ...
Karl Wyler
Elisabeth Trissenaar ...
Elsbeth Schnittgens
Sigfrit Steiner ...
Melchior
Erika Wackernagel ...
Frau Melchior
Serge Merlin ...
Alker
Thomas Ringelmann ...
Herbert
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ...
Zinngruber the Mayor
...
The narrator
...
Klaus
Edit

Storyline

In May of 1983, a man turns 49 and, with his 17-year old son, journeys to the village in Baden that he left 40 years before. He wants to discover what happened then, the truth about an affair his mother had with a young Polish prisoner of war, how the authorities came to learn of it, the lovers' arrest, and the aftermath. While his son takes Polaroid photographs, he retraces the steps of his childhood and interviews those who should remember. The story is disclosed in flashbacks that focus on the lovers (Paulina and Stanislaus), on a jealous and conniving neighbor, and on Mayer, the local SS commander who wants to find a way out of inevitable consequences. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 November 1983 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Love in Germany  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Beautiful and Tragic Love Story In Germany
22 April 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1943, in Germany, Paulina Kropp (Hanna Schygulla) runs her own grocery alone, since her husband is fighting in the war. For months she has been living alone with her son, and she misses sex and the presence of a man with her. Paulina has a chance when she meets Stanislaus (Piotr Lysak), a young Polish POW. They have an affair and they fall in love for each other. Their love is denounced to the Gestapo and in accordance with the German laws, the prisoner is convicted to death by hanging, and Paulina sent to a labor camp. This beautiful and tragic love story has a great narrative. It simultaneously happens in 1983 and 1943, in a parallel between the main story and the search of the middle-aged son of Pauline for the true story of his family in the present days (1983). The direction of Andrzei Wajda is perfect as usual. The change of period along the development of the story is very interesting, since many scenes happen at the same location, and we just note the changing of time because of the costumes. The romance is beautiful and shows common German people from a small town oppressed by the economical situation of a country in war, repressed by their own laws and behavior of their society, with feelings of love, envy, greed, friendship, trying to live and survive in a hard period of their history. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): `Um Amor na Alemanha' (`A Love In Germany')


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Love in Germany (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?