Based on the true events from 1927 infamous Steglitz Student tragedy in the Weimar Republic. In the volatile era betweens wars, two young men share a romantic view of life and its possibilities. They differ greatly: Paul, a shy poet, comes from a working-class family, while daredevil Guenther, hales from the wealthy upper class. Rebellious and passionate, both boys reject their parents' empty world. They create a pact: At the point when love fails them, they will end their lives. One weekend at a bohemian party, this reckless agreement is put to the ultimate test.
Intelligent & Atmospheric German Drama
- Love in Thoughts review by GS
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This is a story of tangled relationships and, to some extent, obsession and is based on true events set in the 1920’s. Paul is in love with Hilde who is currently enjoying sex with the ex boyfriend of her brother (Gunther). Gunther, of course, is still in love with his ex which all leads to a complex and emotional battle of wills. The movie unfolds slowly and some people might find the pace too slow. It is however beautifully shot with atmospheric lighting and excellent performances all round. The score adds to the atmosphere and highlights an underlying tension and eroticism between the four main characters. There is also a constant feeling of sadness throughout the whole of the film. Not one for action lovers….more for lovers of deep, sophisticated and moody European films.