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A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by Robert Arthur.


Sirk's brooding romance set among the ruins of war reflects the troubling experience of his early career in Nazi Germany. Gavin portrays a German soldier on furlough who discovers that his town has been destroyed and that his parents are missing. As he searches for traces of his former life, he falls in love with the daughter of his family's doctor (Pulver). They marry, a hopeful, forlornly romantic gesture as they know he must return to the Russian front and she's unlikely to survive the collapse of their homeland. Based on a novel by Remarque, who has a small cameo role.

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A Time to Love and A Time to Die

By Michael on Mar 23, 2010 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

A Time to Love and A Time to Die (Douglas Sirk, 1958) It was the first time in 1958 that an American film presented the Second World War from the German side. Well, it took an immigrated German director, Douglas Sirk to get the nerves to produce and direct a film only fourteen years after the event... Read full article

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Ernst Graeber: You're more lovely every time I see you. Only this time, you look like the next time.

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This film's opening preamble states: "The Russian-German Front 1944."
According to the Australian DVD sleeve notes, they state that Douglas Sirk's "standing amongst the new auteurist critics in Europe was on the rise, with Jean-Luc Godard writing on Sirk's 1957 film, A Time to Love and a Time to Die, in the influential journal 'Cahiers du Cinema'."
Only a few of the German speaking actors were dubbed in the English Version, the majority of the non-American cast actually spoke English in the film.
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