A Love in Germany (Eine Liebe in Deutschland) 39 years old

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.


A Love in Germany Cast

Name Character
Daniel Olbrychski He was 38, now 77 years old as Wiktorczyk
Serge Merlin He was 50, 86 years old when he died as Alker
Erika Wackernagel She was 58, 70 years old when she died as Frau Melchior
Bernhard Wicki He was 63, 80 years old when he died as Dr. Borg
Otto Sander He was 42, 72 years old when he died as Narrator
Sigfrit Steiner He was 76, 81 years old when he died as Melchior
Armin Mueller-Stahl He was 52, now 91 years old as Mayer
Ralf Wolter He was 56, now 96 years old as Schulze
Ben Becker He was 18, now 57 years old as Klaus
Piotr Łysak He was 24, now 64 years old as Stanislaus
Gérard Desarthe He was 38, now 77 years old as Karl Wyler
Hanna Schygulla She was 39, now 78 years old as Pauline Kropp
Gernot Duda He was 55, 76 years old when he died as Stackmann
Elisabeth Trissenaar She was 39, now 78 years old as Elisabeth Schnittgens
Friedrich G. Beckhaus He was 55, now 94 years old as Zinngruber

A Love in Germany Crew

Name Department
Allan Starski as Set Designer. He was 40 (now 79) years old Art
Halina Prugar-Ketling as Editor. She was 54 (now 93) years old Editing
Anni Nöbauer as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Boleslaw Michalek as Screenplay. Writing
Willi Segler as Producer. Production
Jürgen Henze as Art Direction. He was 33 (now 72) years old Art
Ingrid Zoré as Casting. She was 47 (now 86) years old Production
Kerstin Georgi as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Horst Willim as Makeup Artist. He was 56 (79) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Krystyna Zachwatowicz as Casting. She was 53 (now 92) years old Production
Igor Luther as Director of Photography. He was 41 (now 80) years old Camera
Michel Legrand as Original Music Composer. He was 51 (86) years old when He died Sound
A Love in Germany poster
A Love in Germany (39 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, October 26, 1983
  • Runtime: 132 minutes