In the vein of Shakespeare in Love and Amadeus, comes this charming take on Germany’s most famous literary genius and rebel starring Moritz Bleibtreu.
After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he is sent away to a sleepy provincial town to reform. At first he tries to do his best at the Supreme Court, and even impresses his superior Kestner. Then he meets the beautiful Lotte, and they fall deeply in love. However Johann is unaware that Lotte is already engaged to Kestner, and their relationship sets him on his literary course.