Synopsis by Kristie Hassen
Co-produced and directed by Kurt Hoffmann, one of Germany's most prolific post-war directors, this drama was based on a popular novel by Kurt Tucholsky. Lydia and Kurt, a young couple from Hamburg, travel to Sweden for the holidays and stay at the well-known Gripshom Castle. There they are joined by Kurt's friend Karlchen and later by Lydia's friend, Billie--each of whom flirts with his/her friend's companion. The screenplay, by Herbert Reinecker, retains much of the original dialogue by Tucholsky--a strong point in the film as Tucholsky was known particularly for his witty and intelligent use of language, though much may be lost in translation.
castle, couple, flirtation, friendship, holiday, relationship, romance, traveling, vacation