|Directed by||Walter Bockmayer|
|Produced by||Walter Bockmayer|
|Written by||Walter Bockmayer|
|Music by||Michael Rother|
|Edited by||Ila von Hasperg|
Flaming Hearts (German: Flammende Herzen) is a 1978 West German drama film directed by Walter Bockmayer and Rolf Bührmann. It was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival. Michael Rother produced the music for the film which was released the previous year as his debut solo album Flammende Herzen.
Peter Huber (Peter Kern), the proprietor of a Bavarian corner newsstand, wins a free trip to New York City in a magazine contest, he is overjoyed. Filled with romantic ideas from the movies, his actual encounter with the gritty realities of the Big Apple are sobering. Nonetheless, he is in for the adventure of his life. First, he meets Karola Faber (Barbara Valentin), the German wife of a U.S. G.I. who has found life in the States not all it’s cracked up to be: she has left her husband and makes her living through prostitution. Peter and Karola visit the local German émigré community’s Oktoberfest, and win the festival’s King and Queen crown. Their prize is a cow, which accompanies them on their further journeys in New York City.
- Peter Kern – Peter Huber
- Barbara Valentin – Karola Faber
- Enzi Fuchs – Anna Schlätel
- Katja Rupé – Magda Weberscheid
- Anneliese Geisler – Frau Geisler
- Peter Geisler – Herr Geisler
- Rolf Bührmann – Conferencier
- Armin Meier – Fahrer
- Ila von Hasperg – Verkäuferin
- Evelyn Künneke – Sängerin im Lokal
- "IMDB.com: Awards for Flaming Hearts". imdb.com. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
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