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Love in Thoughts (2004)

Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken (original title)
A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.

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Achim von Borries

Writers:

Henk Handloegten (as Hendrik Handloegten), Annette Hess | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Brühl ... Paul Krantz
August Diehl ... Günther Scheller
Anna Maria Mühe ... Hilde Scheller
Jana Pallaske ... Elli
Thure Lindhardt ... Hans
Verena Bukal Verena Bukal ... Rosa
Julia Dietze ... Lotte
Buddy Elias ... Dr. Frey
Luc Feit Luc Feit ... Zipfer
Marius Frey Marius Frey ... Bittner
Holger Handtke ... Wieland
Jonas Jägermeyr Jonas Jägermeyr ... Pit
Roman Kaminski Roman Kaminski ... Vorsitzender bei Gericht
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ... Macke
Tino Mewes ... Django
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Storyline

Weimar, Germany, in 1927. Best friends Günther and Paul ask themselves: is that really it, the highest point in life? They are convinced that they want to enjoy their lives to the full and without compromises - and they demand the same of love. Together with Günther's sister Hilde they spend a weekend in a summer house in the country, outside Berlin. Paul is fascinated by the girl and falls in love with her. And at first it looks like Paul's feelings are returned. But Hilde loves another. Secretly, she's meeting with a young, good-looking boy named Hans - Günther's former lover. But Hans, who works in the kitchen of a restaurant/dance club, is a young man from a much lower class. Then an excessive party takes place in the garden of the summer house. When Hans surprisingly joins the celebration, a roller coaster ride of feelings is set into motion which soon gets very much out of control. Written by Philip S. Christensen

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The film takes place in 1927. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1927, the song "Mir ist so nach dir" which was played in the film was released in 1930. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Love is the only reason for which we are willing to die. Love is the only reason for which we would be willing to kill. Therefore, we swear to end our lives once we no longer feel any love. And we will take all those along who robbed us of our love.
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Billy's Trip (Cinemix)
Written by Till Broenner / Rob Hoare
Performed by Ron Spielman
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melancholic, poetic and so beautiful
17 February 2004 | by annim-1See all my reviews

"Was nuetzt die Liebe in Gedanken" is a very slow and intense film . The camera is awesome and the actors are doing a really good job. Although the film is set in the 1920th its focus is not set on historic details but on the timeless story of young men being in love. It's based on real incidents - Paul and his friend Guenther are in love. Paul with Guenther's sister and Guenther with his sisters boyfriend. Because they feel that their love will not be repeated they decide that once both are happy - they are going to commit suicide. During the whole movie there is that dark feeling creeping through the extremley beautiful pictures. It's a truly wonderful sad and elegant movie about unfulfilled love and the confusion of youth.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 November 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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$1,192,335
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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