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.
"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."
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
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