Sehnsucht 202

Sehnsucht 202 (English title: Longing 202[1]) is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Max Neufeld and distributed by UFA. Sehnsucht 202 was Luise Rainer's film debut.

Sehnsucht 202
Directed byMax Neufeld
Produced byArnold Pressburger
Gregor Rabinovitch
Written byEmeric Pressburger
Karl Farkas
Irma von Cube
StarringMagda Schneider
Luise Rainer
Music byRichard Fall
CinematographyOtto Kanturek
Anton Pucher
Edited byElse Baum
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 9 September 1932 (1932-09-09) (Austria)
  • 15 September 1932 (1932-09-15) (Germany)
Running time
86 minutes
CountriesWeimar Republic


Set in Vienna, the film focuses on Magda and Kitty, two young women who reply to a newspaper advertisement and are contacted by the two young owners of a parfume store. Because their replies were confused with that of a flirtatious stenographer, the two men have different intentions than the girls and complications ensue.[2]



The film was received generally well.[1] The New York Times praised Magda Schneider, calling her "impersonally pleasing as ever".[1] The reviewer furthermore said: "Fritz Schulz did not let a comedy point get by and the cast was rounded smoothly by Rolf van Goth and Paul Kemp. Richard Fall has composed a song, "Mein Schatz, ich bin in Dein Parfüm verliebt" ("Sweetheart, I'm in Love With Your Perfume"), which will have a bad break if it remains within Central European dance orchestra borders. I have spent many worse two hours with camera and microphone."[1]

Because of the film's success, two alternate versions were made and released shortly later: Une jeune fille et un million [fr] (1932), a French version, and Milyon avcilari (1934), a Turkish version.


  1. ^ a b c d Trask, C. Hooper (13 November 1932). "Complications From Advertising". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Overview for Sehnsucht 202 (1932)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 28 January 2010.

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