Tag Archives: love story

Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken / Love in Thoughts (2004)

Based on a true story and set in 1920s Berlin, this is a story of a suicide pact made by friends Günther (August Diehl) and Paul (Daniel Brühl), who are locked in a Shakespearean love quadrangle with the beautiful and unattainable Hilde and scoundrel Hans. Somewhere between Midsummer Night’s Dream and Spring Awakening, we learn how the delusion of youth, living for a fleeting moment of euphoria, is bound to end in tragedy.

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Il Postino / The Postman (1994)

Italy, romance, poetry…this quaint film has the lot! Set in a small Italian fishing village, Mario, the island’s postman, befriends Chilean poet Pablo Neruda who imparts his love of the written word. Mario employs his newfound talent for metaphor to win over local belle Beatrice.