"Young Goethe in Love" is a break from existential pessimism. - CinemaDave
Jan. 15th, 2012 07:37 pm "Young Goethe in Love" is a break from existential pessimism.
A philosopher best known for his existential pessimism, Young Goethe (Alexander Fehling) is an energetic young man full of passion. He meets and courts Lotte Buff (Miriam Stein) and lands a municipal job as a bureaucrat.
Most of **Young Goethe in Love** is appropriate Christmas entertainment featuring a German countryside, family picnics and singalongs. Of course, the romance sours and the audience sees Young Goethe become a philosophical curmudgeon. While there is an opportunity for the film to grow dark and sinister (the final credits present a very disturbing aspect of the film) **Young Goethe in Love** is about youth dancing a polka.