Achim von Borries' Love In Thoughts (Was Nuetzt Die Liebe In Gedanken) will have its European premiere in the Berlinale's Panorama Special sidebar on 10 February.

"The stylistic assuredness with which Achim von Boerries tells his story is inspiring", Panorama chief Wieland Speck said. "We are pleased to confirm the first German film for the Panorama programme of the Berlinale 2004."

Based on true events that led to the biggest social and legal scandal of 1920s Berlin, Love In Thoughts, starring Daniel Bruehl (Good Bye, Lenin!) and August Diehl (The Birch-Tree Meadow), will receive its world premiere during the Sundance Film Festival.

The atmospheric drama is being handled internationally by Beta Cinema and will be released theatrically in Germany by X Verleih on 12 February.