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Ich denke oft an Piroschka (1955)

Andreas, a young German student comes to Hungary on an exchange programme. In the Hungarian village he falls in love with the stationmaster's daughter Piroschka and spends much of his time ... See full summary »

Director:

Kurt Hoffmann

Writers:

Hugo Hartung (screenplay), Per Schwenzen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Liselotte Pulver ... Piroschka Rácz
Gunnar Möller Gunnar Möller ... Andreas
Wera Frydtberg Wera Frydtberg ... Greta
Gustav Knuth ... Istvan Rácz
Rudolf Vogel Rudolf Vogel ... Sandor
Adrienne Gessner Adrienne Gessner ... Ilonka von Csiky
Annie Rosar ... Pensionsinhaberin Márton
Margit Symo ... Etelka Rácz
Fritz Hinz-Fabricius Fritz Hinz-Fabricius ... Johann von Csiky (as Hinz Fabricius)
Otto Storr Otto Storr ... Pfarrer
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Storyline

Andreas, a young German student comes to Hungary on an exchange programme. In the Hungarian village he falls in love with the stationmaster's daughter Piroschka and spends much of his time with her. They have an enchanting summer until Andreas gets an invitation to join another young woman at a nearby resort. Piroschka is jealous and follows him there, causing trouble. It takes a long time for Andreas and Piroschka to even talk to each other again. When Andreas has to leave Hungary at the end of his holiday, he is determined to return some day.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | Hungarian

Release Date:

29 December 1955 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

I Often Think of Piroschka See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Palic, Serbia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sex In The Countryside
9 August 2009 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

I was expecting your typical colourful, sickly-sweet, inane, trashy, multicoloured, forget-the-war, 1950ies eyecandy. In fact I only saw this because I'd read in an article that in German carnival, a Piroschka costume is as popular a costume for females as pirate, cowboy or Indian costumes are for men.

In other words, I wasn't exactly bracing myself for a staggering cinematic experience.

What I got was a captivating, timeless, epic and utterly charming love story. Naive, yes. Construed, you bet. Psychedelically coloured, hell yeah. A fairy tale. But one that knocked me dead. Lilo Pulver, a Swiss German who already has a hard a time hiding her Swiss German accent, affects a silly Hungarian patois, but she more than makes up for it by creating the phenotype of a sassy, vervy ingénue who has to fight her mundane "blonde poison" adversary (Wera Frydtberg) for the love of doe-eyed German student dreamboat (apparently) Andreas (Gunnar Möller).

This movie is an enormous accomplishment of director Kurt Hoffman (I know, I'd never heard of this guy either). Everything is just perfectly in place, spot-on. There are 999 ways of getting this movie wrong, just one way of getting it right, and Hoffman nailed it.

Girls, if you ever wondered "what men want", forget Cosmo and Sex In The City -- here's the blueprint.


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