Desire (1921 film)

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.

Desire (Sehnsucht)
Directed byF.W. Murnau
Written byCarl Heinz Jarosy
StarringConrad Veidt
Gussy Holl
CinematographyCarl Hoffmann
Distributed byLipow Film
Release date
February 1921
Running time
59 minutes
CountryWeimar Republic
LanguageSilent film
German intertitles

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.


See also


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

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