Young Friederich has humble origins, but rises to the attention of his new boss, Karl. As he volunteers to tutor his employer's son, he gets more and more attached to Karl's young wife Lotte. She refuses however to betray her husband even when they learn Friedrich must go to Mexico for two years to supervise a mining project for Karl. Friedrich and Lotte swear one another they will stay true to each other, but the oncoming war keeps them apart for far longer than expected. After six years, Friedrich goes back to Germany and finally sweeps Lotte off her feet.
Alan Rickman....Karl Hoffmeister
Richard Madden....Friedrich Zeitz
Toby Murray....Otto Hoffmeister
Maggie Steed....Frau Hermann
Jean-Louis Sbille....Hans, the Butler
Sarah Messens....Magda, the Maid
Caroline Donnelly....Funfair Lady
Peter Kern....Funfair Photographer
Christelle Cornil....Post Office Employee
Gordon Wilson....Hotel COncierge
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.