No Place for Love

No Place for Love (German: Kein Platz für Liebe) is a 1947 German comedy film directed by Hans Deppe and starring Bruni Löbel, Heinz Lausch and Ernst Legal.[1] It was made in the Soviet Sector of Berlin by the state-controlled DEFA company. It is part of the post-war tradition of rubble films. Its plot revolves around the shortage of housing in the bombed-out city.

No Place for Love
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Heinz Lausch and Bruni Löbel
Directed byHans Deppe
Written by
  • Margarete Hackebeil
  • Wolfgang W. Parth
  • Hans Deppe
CinematographyKurt Schulz
Edited byLilian Seng
Music byHanson Milde-Meissner
Distributed bySovexport Film
Release date
31 March 1947
Running time
82 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Otto Erdmann and Kurt Herlth.


While on leave in Berlin during the Second World War, a soldier named Hans meets a young woman named Monika. They fall in love and make plans for a future together after the war. Yet their later attempts to find an apartment and get married are hindered by the housing shortage and they have to stay separately with relatives.



  1. ^ Karl & Skopal p. 17


  • Karl, Lars & Skopal, Pavel. Cinema in Service of the State: Perspectives on Film Culture in the GDR and Czechoslovakia, 1945–1960. Berghahn Books, 2015.

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