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Rated NR · 100 minutes · 2010

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This tells the story of poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and how an early love affair inspired his work. Alexander Fehling is quite enjoyable as Goethe, a sloppy law student who falls in love with a local singer (Miriam Stein). What he doesn’t know is that she is promised to his supervisor (Moritz Bleibtreu) in an arranged marriage. There’s nothing in this movie that is unique, but director Philipp Stölzl keeps things moving along at a pleasant-enough pace, and it’s worth seeing for the performances Fehling and Stein. It’s a nice diversion for those who like their romances with style and brains.
Official Site: www.younggoetheinlove.com
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Producer: Peter Hartwig, Christoph Müller and Helge Sasse
Cast: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volker Bruch, Burghart Klaußner, Henry Hübchen and Hans Michael Rehberg

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Charleston City Paper Campy at times, Young Goethe in Love is entertaining nonetheless The film centers on a young adult version of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the famed German Romantic poet, who has failed his law exam and is sent off by his father to complete a legal internship in the small town of Wetzlar. by Margaret Allen 02/08/2012

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