Young Goethe In Love

Young Goethe In Love

About the Film

Germany 1772 - the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe (Alexander Fehling) aspires to be a poet; but after failing his law exams, he is sent by his father (Henry Huebchen) to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner (Moritz Bleibtreu). But then Lotte (Miriam Stein) enters his life and nothing is the same as before. However, the young lovers are unaware that her father has already promised Lotte's hand to another man.
Starring: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volker Bruch,
Director: Philipp Stolzl

Reactions

"While Stölzl is clearly borrowing from other historical flights of fancy, such as Amadeus and Cyrano de Bergerac, along with Shakespeare in Love, the helmer and fellow screenwriters Christoph Mueller and Alexander Dydyna expertly mold these elements to fit the characters and situations’ own requirements, and expertly alternate romance, humor and drama without losing their grip on the characters and their dilemmas." - Variety

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold - Best Makeup
  • German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Alexander Fehling
  • German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Best Production Design
  • German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Outstanding Feature Film, Philipp Stölzl (director), Christoph Müller, Helge Sasse
  • Bambi Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Actor - National, Alexander Fehling
  • German Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Film, Philipp Stölzl
  • Winner! New Faces Awards, Germany 2011 - Actress, Miriam Stein
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011 Audience Award Nominee - Best Narrative Feature

Cast & Crew

Cast

Johann Goethe: Alexander Fehling
Lotte Buff: Miriam Stein
Albert Kestner: Moritz Bleibtreu
Jerusalem: Volker Bruch
Lotte's father: Burghart Klaussner
Johann's father: Henry Hubchen
Judiciary President Kammermeier: Hans-Michael Rehberg
Anna Buff: Linn Reusse

Crew

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Screenplay: Philipp Stölzl, Christoph Muller, and Alexander Dydyna
Producers: Christoph Muller and Helge Sasse
Cinematography: Kolja Brandt
Editing: Sven Budelmann
Production Design: Udo Kramer
Music: Ingo Frenzel

Technical Info

Production Year: 2010
Countries of Production: Germany
Languages: German
Running Time: 1h 42m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Rating: Unrated

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold - Best Makeup
  • German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Alexander Fehling
  • German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Best Production Design
  • German Film Awards 2011 Film Award in Gold Nominee - Outstanding Feature Film, Philipp Stölzl (director), Christoph Müller, Helge Sasse
  • Bambi Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Actor - National, Alexander Fehling
  • German Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Film, Philipp Stölzl
  • Winner! New Faces Awards, Germany 2011 - Actress, Miriam Stein
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011 Audience Award Nominee - Best Narrative Feature

Reactions

"While Stölzl is clearly borrowing from other historical flights of fancy, such as Amadeus and Cyrano de Bergerac, along with Shakespeare in Love, the helmer and fellow screenwriters Christoph Mueller and Alexander Dydyna expertly mold these elements to fit the characters and situations’ own requirements, and expertly alternate romance, humor and drama without losing their grip on the characters and their dilemmas." - Variety

Detailed Film Info

Germany 1772 – the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe (Alexander Fehling) aspires to be a poet; but after failing his law exams, he is sent by his father (Henry Huebchen) to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner (Moritz Bleibtreu). But then Lotte (Miriam Stein) enters his life and nothing is the same as before. However, the young lovers are unaware that her father has already promised Lotte’s hand to another man. Director Phillip Stölzl (Northface) returns to the very wellspring of Romanticism – Goethe’s autobiographical masterpiece The Sorrows of Young Werther – and conjures up a beguiling and refreshingly innocent period romance.

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