Ariane is a 1931 German drama film directed by Paul Czinner and starring Elisabeth Bergner, Rudolf Forster and Annemarie Steinsieck. It is an adaptation of the 1920 French novel Ariane, jeune fille russe by Claude Anet. Two alternative language versions The Loves of Ariane and Ariane, jeune fille russe were made at the same time. The film was the inspiration of the 1957 Billy Wilder film Love in the Afternoon. Wilder remembered the film as "touching and funny". It was shot at the Staaken Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Erich Zander and Karl Weber. Location shooting took place in Paris.


The exiled Russian student Ariane Kusnetzowa passed her Abitur(or Abi, which is essentially graduating high school) at a high school in Zurich. She decides to travel to Berlin to study. During a visit to the opera, she meets the well-mannered, world-experienced and much older Konstantin Michael, a charming and yet a little cool gentleman and bon vivant. He starts wooing her, and the young and initially shy girl tries to catch up with him by pretending to be a seasoned adventuress who already has some experience with men.