|Love in Thoughts|
|Directed by||Achim von Borries|
|Written by|| Hendrik Handloegten |
|Produced by||Stefan Arndt|
|Starring|| Daniel Brühl |
Anna Maria Mühe
|Distributed by||Warner Home Video|
|February 12, 2004 (Germany)|
Love in Thoughts (German : Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken) is a German film directed by Achim von Borries. It was released in Germany on February 12, 2004. The main characters are played by August Diehl, Daniel Brühl, Anna Maria Mühe and Jana Pallaske.
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