Desire (1921 film)

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Desire (Sehnsucht)
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Written by Carl Heinz Jarosy
Starring Conrad Veidt
Gussy Holl
Cinematography Carl Hoffmann
Distributed by Lipow Film
Release date
February 1921
Running time
59 minutes
Country Weimar Republic
Language Silent film
German intertitles

Desire (German: Sehnsucht) is a 1921 silent film directed by F. W. Murnau and starring Conrad Veidt. It tells the story of a male dancer who falls in love with a grand duchess, only to be arrested, and his subsequent attempt to find the duchess.

As of 2005, it is believed to be a lost film as no prints are known to exist.[1] Robert Neppach worked as the film's art director.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Sehnsucht". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 

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