Beloved Enemy (1955 film)

Beloved Enemy (German: Geliebte Feindin) is a 1955 West German historical drama film directed by Rolf Hansen and starring Ruth Leuwerik, Werner Hinz and Thomas Holtzmann.[1] The film's plot was loosely inspired by the Fashoda Incident of 1898.

Beloved Enemy
Directed byRolf Hansen
Produced by
Written by
Music byMark Lothar
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Edited byAnna Höllering
Distributed byDFH
Release date
18 March 1955
Running time
100 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Herlth. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich, with location filming taking place in Cairo and the Saqqara.


In a Sudanese city located on the Nile, the British consul encourages his wife to cultivate the acquaintanceship of a Sergeant in the French Foreign Legion in the hope she can find out about French military plans in the region.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.252


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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