LESSONS OF A DREAM
Original Title: Der ganz große Traum|
color, 113 Min.
The young teacher Konrad Koch is hired in 1874 by a Prussian high school as one of the first English language teachers in Germany. Since his students at first have no idea how to deal with the foreign language, he resorts to an unusual method: he teaches his students – in English - the new game of "football" (soccer) which he got to know in England. With growing enthusiasm, the students learn soccer and English at the same time, but conservative parents and school authorities are outraged by the ‘uncivilized’ sport. A powerful struggle ensues, and now it's up to the students to defend the new sport and their teacher ...
Sebastian Grobler’s film debut is based on a true story and explores the historical events that led to the introduction of the much-loved game of football in Germany and that gradually made the sport so popular. The film was awarded the title of "highly recommended" by the German Film Review in 2011.
|Screenplay||Johanna Stuttmann, Philipp Roth|
|Starring||Daniel Brühl, Burghart Klaußner, Kathrin von Steinburg, Justus von Dohnányi, Axel Prahl, Jürgen Tonkel, Thomas Thieme, Theo Trebs, Adrian Moore, Till Valentin Winter|
|Screenings||Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hué, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City|
|Awards|| Bunte 2011: New Faces Award, Best Actor, |
FBW 2011: Prädikat „Besonders wertvoll“