Gefangene Der Liebe (1954)

Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Curt Jurgens was still billing himself as Curd Juergens when he starred in the German "reality" drama Gefangene der Liche (Prisoner of Love). Though top billed, Jurgens' role is subordinate to the one played by Annemarie Dueringer, cast as a woman who has just endured eight horrible years in a Siberian prison camp. Returning to her husband (played by Jurgens), Annemarie finds she can no longer truly communicate with the man, nor does he seem sufficiently sympathetic to her suffering. Future director Bernhard Wicki appears as the "other man" in the story, who seems capable of providing the affection and reassurance that Jurgens cannot. Also in the cast is Brigitte Horney as a woman doctor who helps Annemarie make the transition from bondage to freedom.



atrocity, concentration-camp, disillusionment, freedom, homecoming, imprisonment, POW (Prisoner of War), reunion