Germany 1772 – the young, dashing Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Alexander Fehling) aspires to be a poet, but, after failing his law exams, is sent by his father (Henry Huebchen) to a 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). Goethe soon falls madly in love with the pretty and free-spirited Lotte (Miriam Stein,) but their secret love affair is compromised as the young lovers are unaware that Lotte's father has already promised her hand to another man....
Director Phillip Stölzl returns to the very wellspring of Romanticism – Goethe’s loosely autobiographical masterpiece "The Sorrows of Young Werther" – and conjures up a beguiling and refreshingly innocent period romantic drama.
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