Thursday, December 8, 2011

Giveaway! The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In celebration of the release of Music Box Film's US release of the German film YOUNG GOETHE IN LOVE I have three copies of The Sorrows of Young Werther to give away to US residents.

Goethe is Germany's most famous and influential poet, philosopher and all-around intellectual – but once upon a time, he was a failed young law student with quashed literary hopes...

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 sleepy provincial town to apprentice at the court and mend his distracted, daydreamy ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior, Kestner (Moritz Bleibtreu). But then Lotte (Miriam Stein) enters his life and nothing is ever the same! Goethe falls madly in love with the pretty, free-spirited young woman; but their secret love affair is compromised when her father promises her hand to another man.

Director Phillip Stölzl (NORTH FACE) returns to the very wellspring of Romanticism – Goethe’s loosely autobiographical masterpiece The Sorrows of Young Werther – to create a beguiling and refreshingly innocent period romantic drama. Goethe survived heartbreak by capturing this tumultuous time in his literary debut, and was immediately launched into international literary celebrity. (A Music Box Films release)

Directed by Philipp Stölzl.

Starring: Alexander Fehling (INGLORIOUS BASTERDS), Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu (THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX), Volker Bruch (THE READER), Burghart Klaußner (THE WHITE RIBBON) and Henry Hübchen.

Screenplay by Alexander Dydyna, Christoph Müller and Philipp Stölzl. Cinematography by Kolja Brandt. Produced by Alexander Dydyna, Christoph Mueller, Helge Sasse.

The film is in theaters now so why not go see it and read the book as well?


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