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The relationship between Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the great German writer, and Christiane Vulpius, a village girl, is one of the instantaneous and fiery passion. They lived together for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Ferres ... Christiane Vulpius
Herbert Knaup ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sibylle Canonica ... Charlotte von Stein
Franziska Herold Franziska Herold ... Charlotte Lengefeld-Schiller
Christoph Waltz ... Herzog Carl August
Friedrich Wilhelm Junge Friedrich Wilhelm Junge ... Christoph Martin Wieland
Rüdiger Vogler ... Hans-Heinrich Meyer
Maria Happel ... Tante Juliane
Fritzi Haberlandt ... Ernestine
Jörg Schüttauf Jörg Schüttauf ... Paul Goetze / Diener Geist / neuer Diener / Seidel
Ulrich Anschütz Ulrich Anschütz ... Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer
August Diehl ... Fritz von Stein
Julia Kravitz ... Bettina Brentano (as Julia Filimonow)
Baki Davrak ... August Goethe, erwachsen
Anatole Taubman ... Marschall Michel Ney
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The relationship between Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the great German writer, and Christiane Vulpius, a village girl, is one of the instantaneous and fiery passion. They lived together for 28 years, 18 of these living in sin, 10 a married couple. Christiane's rival, Charlotte von Stein, a former favorite of Goethe, begins plotting and scheming against her. Christiane puts up with countless insults and humiliations like having to 'disappear' with their son into the servants' quarters and to stay at home on official occasions. Goethe marries her when she saves his life during an attack by plundering Napoleonic soldiers. Her new social position as Goethe's wife is resented and envied by all. When she is openly attacked by the snooty, jealous people, Goethe is only half-hearted in coming to her defence. But she stays with him for he is her great love, even when she turns to the charms of many youthful admirers... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Taglines:

Goethe und Christiane - Liebe und Leidenschaft (Goethe and Christiane - love and compassion)

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 May 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Le véritable amour de Goethe See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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