You have the following 0 movies on your watchlist


Original title: Goethe!
German title: Goethe!
98 min
from 14 years
FSK: from 6 approved
Direction: Philipp Stölzl
Script: Philipp Stölzl, Alexander Dydyna
Cast: Alexander Fehling, Moritz Bleibtreu, Henry Hübchen, Volker Bruch, Miriam Stein


2011 | German Focus

Additional Information
Kolja Brandt
Sven Budelmann
Ingo Frenzel
MDM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, deutschfilm, Senator Film Produktion, SevenPictures Film, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Goldkind Film

This movie is dedicated to the history of the origins of Goethe’s famous epistolary novel “The Sorrows of Young Werther”. Wetzlar, in 1772: young Johann Wolfgang Goethe is 23 years old and has been banished by his father to the Imperial Court of this small town because he failed his law examination. This stay should finally knock some sense into him. Goethe really wants to become a poet, rather than learning a “real” job. But he has just suffered a defeat because his first drama about a certain Götz von Berlichingen was rejected by the publisher. Goethe hates the stuffy atmosphere of Wetzlar until he falls in love with Charlotte Buff, the eldest daughter of a large family, who has to take care of her father and her younger siblings after their mother’s death. For financial reasons, Charlotte has already been promised to the counsellor Johann Christian Kestner, Goethe's direct superior. When Lotte, with a heavy heart, decides against her true love, Goethe wants to commit suicide, but then he resolves to put down his experience and his feelings in writing.

Privacy settings

We use several types of cookies and integrations on this website to provide you with an optimal online experience, to increase the user-friendliness of our portal and to constantly improve our communication with you. You can decide which categories you want to allow and which you do not want to allow (see "Custom settings" for more information).
Name Usage Duration
privacylayerStatus Agreement Cookie hint1 year
fe_typo_userIdentification of the current sessionEnd of session
vote_*Saving the tuning state to a video1 year
Name Usage Duration
_gaGoogle Analytics2 years
_gidGoogle Analytics1 day
_gatGoogle Analytics1 minute
_galiGoogle Analytics30 seconds
Name Usage
youtubeYoutube video embedding
vimeoVimeo video embedding