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Midnight Love (Liebe nach Mitternacht)

Midnight Love

New Year's Eve in Munich-Schwabing. The hip restaurant "Alte Ampel" prepares for a long, hot night. Part-time waitress Julia is starting her new job with a rush of enthusiasm. She has just left behind her life in the country and her fiancé Wolfgang to try her luck as an actress in Munich. She feels quite sure that the "real VIPs" will be ringing in the New Year here tonight. Even Wolfgang reappears in order to take her home - unsuccessfully. To console himself, he falls for the travesty artist Chris and - after this supposed man-eating vamp turns into a tranquil head of the family - for the decorative bar-fly Blondie. But this exciting New Year's Eve has more to offer: The landlady Tina and her daughter Annette have the same lover. Meanwhile, the landlord is waiting on the waitresses. City councillor Sauer catches his wife "in flagranti" with an industry manager on whose payroll he is listed, and he considers his debts paid. Johnny Berger, regular customer and taxi-driver, protects two prostitutes and ends up shooting their pimp "Vampire". Julia's first career hope is shattered and she decides to return to Wolfgang's home sweet home. But when her big chance smiles upon her unexpectedly at the motorway restaurant, she heads back to Munich straight away without batting an eyelid ...


Harald Leipnitz was born in 1926. After training as an actor and singer in Wuppertal, he began his career on stage and screen in 1962. In 1963, he was awarded the German Film Award for his role in Die endlose Nacht. He also received a Bambi Award in 1968. Apart from countless roles, for example in Karl-May-films, he has appeared in well-known series such as Kir Royal (1985), Kuestenwache (1995) and Alarm fuer Cobra 11 (1999). Midnight Love (Liebe nach Mitternacht) was his debut as a cinema director. Harald Leipnitz died in November 2000.
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Harald Leipnitz
Screenplay Peter Wortmann, Harald Leipnitz
Cinematography Bernd Fiedler
Margot von Oven
Kristian Schultze
Animation Browse Archive
Cast Daniel Friedrich, Jutta Speidel, Harald Leipnitz, Heiner Lauterbach, Lara Joy Koerner
Producer Peter Wortmann
Production Companies Spectacle Productions, Munich, RSG Rundfunk Service/Nuremberg
Length 85 min
Format Super 16, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo