The young teacher Konrad Koch is hired to teach English at a strictly-run German school for boys in 1874. The reform-minded headmaster von Merfeld has hired Koch as one of the very first English teachers of all at a German secondary school in order to let a fresh new wind into his musty institution. Koch sees how badly this is needed in his very first class. Everything that the boys know about England is common 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 Prussian drills and discipline. They all want to get rid of Koch at any price. But then his students take the initiative...
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The castle where it was filmed is a school See more
Konrad Koch never studied in Oxford, as suggested in the movie. He studied theology and philology in Göttingen, Berlin and Leipzig. See more
[to his team before the big game
You only have one job to do: infect the delegation. Play to be able to play. Hip Hip Hooray, boys.
References Dead Poets Society
24 February 2011 (Germany)
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Lessons of a Dream
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