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Young Goethe in Love


Germany 1772 - the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe aspires to be a poet but after failing his law exams, is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. At first, he tries to do his best and wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner. But, then Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same. However, Johann is unaware that Lotte has already been promised to Kestner by her father. The dramatic and unfulfilled love between the poet and Lotte was the template for his masterpiece "The Sorrows of Young Werther."
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Young Goethe in Love

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By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic

MPAA rating:
Unrated
Cast:
Gwendolyn Göbel; Henry Hübchen; Alexander Fehling; Burghart Klaußner; Anna Böttcher; Volker Bruch; Ansgar Göbel; Moritz Bleibtreu; Hans-Michael Rehberg; Miriam Stein
Directed by:
Philipp Stölzl
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:42
Release date:
2011
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