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Love in Thoughts (2003)





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German screenwriter Achim von Borries makes his directorial feature debut with the stylish period drama Was Nützt die Liebe in Gedanken (Love in Thoughts), based on original material by Annette Hess and Alexander Pfeuffer and the novel The Suicide Club by Arno Meyer Zu Kueingdorf. Bohemian Guenther (August Diehl) and the sensual Hilde (Anna Maria Mühe) are a wealthy brother and sister who host a wild weekend of sex, poetry, and alienation in a countryside summer home. Invited are working-class Paul (Daniel Brühl), hunky Hans (Thure Lindhardt), and shy Elli (Jana Pallaske). They all take absinthe and indulge in their most romantic psychosexual urges, only to return to Berlin on Sunday completely depressed and/or suicidal. Love in Thoughts premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Love in Thoughts

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Refreshingly, for once Cologne-born Daniel Bruhl isn't the prettiest boy in the room, but that doesn't mean he doesn't command the screen in director Achim von Borries' sumptuous examination of the follies of young love.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

a taut and exciting thriller that deserves a much bigger audience than it will ever receive.

October 6, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Love in Thoughts


Love in Thoughts is a beautiful and yet tragic tale of a complicated love polygon. Gunther loves Hans, Hans is a player who was the former lover of Gunther whom is now dating Gunther's sister Hilde, Paul who is Gunther's friend has a crush on HIlde, Elli has a crush on Paul. Paul made a pact with Gunther to kill everyone they love if love fails them and trouble ensures. Love in thoughts is based on a true story set in the 1920 of Germany, featuring talented actors like August Diehl, Daniel Bruhl abd Thure Lindhardt. The story was compelling, dialogues beautifully written and deals with political messages.

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