Lesson of a Dream
By Sebastian Grobler
105 min. 2011
The young teacher Konrad Koch (Daniel Brühl) is hired to teach English at a German school for boys in 1874. The headmaster von Merfeld (Burghart Klaußner) has hired Koch as one of the very first English teachers of all at a German secondary school to get a fresh breeze into his school. Koch sees how badly this is needed. Everything that the boys know about England are 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 discipline. They all want to get rid of Koch at any price. But then his students take the initiative...
Director: Sebastian Grobler
Script: Philipp Roth, Johanna Stuttmann
Actors: Daniel Brühl, Burghart Klaußner
Duration: 105 minutes
Production: Germany 2011
The film will be shown in German with English subtitles.