Film Info: GOETHE!

YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE (GOETHE!)

YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE
YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE (photo © deutschfilm 2010)

Germany, 1772 – the young and boisterous Johann Goethe is sent by his father to a sleepy little town to mend his ways after failing his law exams. At first, he tries to do his best at the Supreme Court and even convinces his superior Kestner. But then Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same as before after they fall in love. However, Johann is unaware that Lotte is in fact already engaged to Kestner ...

The dramatic and unfulfilled love between the young poet and Lotte was the template for Goethe’s masterpiece The Sorrows of Young Werther. A modern pop fairy-tale about Germany’s most celebrated writer in the vein of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and AMADEUS.


Philipp Stölzl studied Set Design at the Münchner Kammerspiele theater. He then worked as a freelance set designer and exhibition architect with, among others, Robert Wilson. He gained international recognition with his video productions. The British design magazine Shots praised the new director on his work for the US. His videos for Garbage and Madonna however led the way to his international breakthrough. His films include: MORITURI TE SALUTANT (short, 2000), BABY (2002), NORTH FACE (NORDWAND, 2008), and GOETHE! (2010).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Philipp Stölzl
Screenplay Alexander Dydyna, Christoph Müller, Philipp Stölzl
Cinematography Kolja Brandt
Sven Budelmann
Udo Kramer
Cast Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volker Bruch, Burghart Klaußner, Henry Hübchen
Producer Christoph Müller
Production Companies Senator Film Produktion, deutschfilm/Berlin, in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, SevenPictures Film/Berlin, Goldkind Film/Munich, herbX film, Magnolia Filmproduktion/Hamburg, CC Medien/Bergrheinfeld, Summerstorm Entertainment/Berlin
Length 102 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Palm Springs 2011, Miami 2011, Seattle 2011, Shanghai 2011, Tokyo 2011, Philadelphia 2011, Plus Cameraimage 2011
Awards German Film Award 2011 (Kitty Kratschke & Heike Merker Best Make-Up)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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