Chemistry and Love

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chemistry and Love
Chemistry and Love.png
Directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt
Written by Frank Clifford
Marion Keller
Starring Hans Nielsen
Tilly Lauenstein
Ralph Lothar
Music by Theo Mackeben
Cinematography Bruno Mondi
Edited by Alice Ludwig
Distributed by Sovexport
Release date
  • 1 June 1948 (1948-06-01)
Running time
98 minutes
Country East Germany
Language German

Chemistry and Love (German: Chemie und Liebe) is a 1948 East German comedy film directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt and starring Hans Nielsen, Tilly Lauenstein and Ralph Lothar. It is an anti-capitalist satire inspired by a stage play by the communist writer Béla Balázs.[1] The plot is built around the discoveries of a crusading inventor.

It was made by the state-controlled DEFA studio. The film's sets were designed by Emil Hasler.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p.381


  • Kruschel, Karsten: "Leim für die Venus. Der Science-Fiction-Film in der DDR." Das Science Fiction Jahr 2007 ed. Sascha Mamczak and Wolfgang Jeschke. Heyne Verlag, 2007: 803–888. ISBN 3-453-52261-3.
  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

External links[edit]

Template:Arthur Maria Rabenalt