German superstar Daniel Brühl (The Countess, 2 Days In Paris, Inglourious Basterds) shines in this passionate drama, a story of youthful alienation and doomed love set in 1927, Weimar Germany. Paul (Brühl) and Günther (August Diehl) are best friends. Günther is gay; Paul is straight but has never had sex with a woman. Their sad, and true, story comes to a head at a wild weekend party.
In the volatile era between world wars, these two young men share a romantic view of life and its possibilities. They differ greatly: Paul is a shy poet who comes from a working-class family, while daredevil Guenther hails from the wealthy upper class. Rebellious and passionate, both boys reject their parents’ empty world and create a pact: At the point when love fails them, they will end their lives.
Based on the 1927 infamous Steglitz Student tragedy, Love in Thoughts nabbed Best Actor awards at the European Film Awards (for Bruehl) and from the German Film Critics Association (for Diehl) before having its American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.
Awards & Quotes
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Berlin Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival
WINNER: Daniel Bruehl, Best European Actor — People’s Choice, European Film Awards
“This attractive period drama from talented young director Achim von Borries brings a fittingly poetic, languid air to its story of youthful alienation and doomed love.”- London Film Festival
“Told with style and passion… an intriguing twist on the ‘our parents are away so let’s throw a wild party’ genre, as the revellers indulge in joyriding, naked swims, fortune telling, alcohol, gunplay, brawling and of course sex. ” – Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
“Attractive, moody.” – Variety
“A taut and exciting thriller.” – FilmCritic.com
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