... Wie Einst Lili Marleen (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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The wartime song hit Lili Marlene is woven into the plotline of this German romantic drama. The story concerns a German soldier named Franz (Adrian Hoven) and his lady love Christa (Marianne Hold). When first they met in a restaurant, the orchestra was playing Lili Marlene. Then and there, the two lovers promised to think of each other whenever they heard "their" song in the future. Alas, it appears at war's end that Christa has not upheld her end of the bargain -- in fact, she seems to have shifted her affections to another song, and another man. Somehow, a happy ending emerges from this emotional crisis. It should be noted that the Paul Verhoeven listed as director of Wie Einst Lili Marlene is not the 1990s action director of the same name.

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love, love-conquers-all, love-triangle, restaurant, romance, singer, war