Flaming Hearts

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Flaming Hearts
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Film poster
Directed byWalter Bockmayer
Rolf Bührmann
Produced byWalter Bockmayer
Written byWalter Bockmayer
Rolf Bührmann
StarringPeter Kern
Music byMichael Rother
CinematographyHorst Knechtel
Edited byIla von Hasperg
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany

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.[1] 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.



  1. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Flaming Hearts". imdb.com. Retrieved 7 August 2010.

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