I Often Think of Piroschka

I Often Think of Piroschka (German: Ich denke oft an Piroschka) is a 1955 German romantic comedy film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring Liselotte Pulver, Gunnar Möller and Wera Frydtberg.[1] It is based on the novel of the same title by Hugo Hartung.

I Often Think of Piroschka
Directed byKurt Hoffmann
Produced byGeorg Witt
Written by
Music byFranz Grothe
CinematographyRichard Angst
Edited byClaus von Boro
Distributed byBavaria Film
Release date
29 December 1955
Running time
96 minutes
CountryWest Germany


During a train journey, the writer Andreas nostalgically recalls a holiday trip he had made thirty years before in 1920s Hungary to the Lake Balaton area. While there he had enjoyed his first true romance with Piroschka, the lively and intelligent daughter of the local stationmaster. Andreas never saw Piroschka again after that summer, so in his mind she always stays seventeen.



The film is in the heimatfilm tradition which was at its height when the film was released. It was extremely popular, and Pulver became closely identified with her role as the title character Piroschka.


  1. Goble p.209


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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