Love Without Illusions

Love Without Illusions (German: Liebe ohne Illusion) is a 1955 West German drama film directed by Erich Engel and starring Sonja Ziemann, Curd Jürgens and Heidemarie Hatheyer.[1]

Love Without Illusions
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Directed byErich Engel
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written byLadislas Fodor (play)
Paul Helwig
Max Kolpé
Dinah Nelken
StarringSonja Ziemann
Curd Jürgens
Heidemarie Hatheyer
Music byHerbert Trantow
CinematographyGeorg Bruckbauer
Edited byIra Oberberg
Distributed byPrisma Film
Constantin Film
Release date
7 April 1955
Running time
88 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin with location shooting around the city including at Tempelhof Airport. The film's sets were designed by the art director Rolf Zehetbauer.


While her husband is held as a prisoner of war, a woman has become a doctor. When he is finally released he is unable to resume his former career, putting a strain on their marriage.



  1. ^ Hake p.114


  • Hake, Sabine. German National Cinema. Routledge, 2013.

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