In 1770s Germany, failed student and would-be poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Alexander Fehling) takes a job as a law clerk to please his father. Still struggling with his future, he meets the beautiful Lotte (Miriam Stein), who becomes his lover and literary muse but─unknown to the couple─has been promised in marriage by her father to Goethe's boss (Moritz Bleibtreu). Lush and fanciful biographic tale also stars Volker Bruch. 102 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English; featurettes; theatrical trailers. In German with English subtitles.