By Sebastian GROBLER

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Drama - Completed 2010

In 1874 a young teacher experiments with a highly contested way of teaching English to his students: by introducing football...

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sebastian GROBLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Philipp ROTH, Johanna STUTTMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Anatol NITSCHKE (deutschfilm), Raoul REINERT (Cuckoo Clock Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • The young teacher Konrad Koch (Daniel Brühl) is hired to teach English at a strictly-run German school for boys in 1874. The reform-minded headmaster von Merfeld (Burghart Klaussner) has hired Koch as one of the very first English teachers of all at a German secondary school in order to let a fresh new wind into his musty institution. Koch sees how badly this is needed in his very first class. Everything that the boys know about England is common prejudices handed down from one generation to the next. In order to stir up some enthusiasm for the foreign language, Oxford graduate Koch resorts to unusual means and introduces his students to a curious sport that comes from Britain: football. Unfortunately, Koch’s unconventional ways soon make him many enemies: influential parents, local dignitaries and, above all, his colleagues, who only believe in Prussian drills and discipline. They all want to get rid of Koch at any price. But then his students take the initiative...
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2010