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Young author Tonio Kröger, the son of a Lübeck businessman and poetic Italian mother, roams Europe at the turn of the century. In Italy he recalls early academic inadequacies, paternal rejection, and his unrequited love for Inge Holm, who was enamored of Tonio's friend, the virile and intellectual Hans. In Munich he visits a friend, the Slavic artist Lisaweta. With her Tonio discusses the artist's isolation in the modern world. Although powerfully attracted to Lisaweta, Tonio resumes his wanderings. Upon visiting his native village the writer discovers that his ancestral home has been converted into a library. Traveling to Denmark Tonio lodges at a small seaside hotel. Although he is troubled by memories of Lisaweta during an evening dance, Tonio vows to continue his self-imposed exile, an essential condition of his creativity.
Released in West Germany in June 1964.