The Lost Face

The Lost Face (German: Das verlorene Gesicht) is a 1948 German drama film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring Marianne Hoppe, Gustav Fröhlich and Richard Häussler. The plot of a woman with two divided personalities caused by a recent trauma drew inspiration from the Gainsborough Melodrama Madonna of the Seven Moons which had been extremely popular on its release in Germany.[1]

The Lost Face
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GermanDas verlorene Gesicht
Directed byKurt Hoffmann
Written byHarald Braun
Rolf Reissmann
Produced byWalter Bolz
Harald Braun
StarringMarianne Hoppe
Gustav Fröhlich
Richard Häussler
CinematographyFranz Koch
Edited byAdolf Schlyssleder
Music byLothar Brühne
Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft
Distributed bySchorcht Filmverleih
Release date
  • 19 November 1948 (1948-11-19)
Running time
98 minutes

It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Munich with Location shooting taking place in Heidelberg. The film's sets were designed by the art director Hans Kuhnert.


In Stuttgart a lost and disorientated young woman is found. It is assumed she is from Tibet. She receives care from a doctor and falls in love with a lawyer. Yet suddenly her face and voice change and she emerges as a completely different woman.



  1. ^ Bergfelder p.31


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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