6.8/10
1,790
6 user 18 critic

Der ganz große Traum (2011)

An English teacher brings soccer from England to Germany in the late 19th Century by teaching it to his class.

Director:

Sebastian Grobler

Writers:

Sebastian Grobler (story), Raoul B. Reinert (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Lila, Lila (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.

Director: Alain Gsponer
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung, Henry Hübchen
All Together (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.

Director: Stéphane Robelin
Stars: Guy Bedos, Daniel Brühl, Geraldine Chaplin
King's Road (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After 3 years abroad Junior returns to Iceland with his set of problems hoping that his father can sort them out but his homecoming isn't quite what he had expected.

Director: Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Stars: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Daniel Brühl, Gísli Örn Garðarsson
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the near future the dreams of three adult siblings living in Germany are fractured by difficult romantic relationships and the unwitting involvement with an underground organization ... See full summary »

Director: Lars Kraume
Stars: Bernadette Heerwagen, Daniel Brühl, August Diehl
Dinosaurier (2009)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Eva-Maria Hagen, Ezard Haußmann, Walter Giller
The Pelayos (2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Three Spanish guys create a code to win money at the casinos.

Director: Eduard Cortés
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Lluís Homar, Miguel Ángel Silvestre
Vaya con Dios (2002)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three monks are making their way from Germany to a monastry in Italy, because they cannot afford the rent for their facility any longer.

Director: Zoltan Spirandelli
Stars: Michael Gwisdek, Daniel Brühl, Traugott Buhre
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

Director: Sebastian Schipper
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jürgen Vogel, Sabine Timoteo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.

Director: Wolfgang Becker
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.

Director: Achim von Borries
Stars: Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe
Elefantenherz (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Daniel Brühl stars as a talented boxer, accepting an offer of a dubious businessman to become a professional. Marko Stemper, 19 years old, comes from a disadvantaged background and works as... See full summary »

Director: Züli Aladag
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Manfred Zapatka, Jochen Nickel
A Tram in SP (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a small town in the Basque country, Lucas and Maria are an elderly brother and sister. They share a house with their memories and the ghosts of the people they have loved throughout ... See full synopsis »

Director: Aitzol Aramaio
Stars: Héctor Alterio, Daniel Brühl, Julieta Serrano
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Brühl ... Konrad Koch
Burghart Klaußner ... Gustav Merfeld
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Dr. Roman Bosch
Justus von Dohnányi Justus von Dohnányi ... Richard Hartung
Jürgen Tonkel Jürgen Tonkel ... Dr. Jessen
Vincent Kastner Vincent Kastner ... Offizier zu Hohenlohe
Kathrin von Steinburg Kathrin von Steinburg ... Klara Bornstedt
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ... Schricker Sen.
Theo Trebs Theo Trebs ... Felix Hartung
Adrian Moore Adrian Moore ... Joost Bornstedt
Till Valentin Winter Till Valentin Winter ... Otto Schricker
Lennart Betzgen ... Emanuel
Tim Blochwitz Tim Blochwitz ... Claasen
Josef Dragus Josef Dragus ... Zumbrink
Fabio Seyding Fabio Seyding ... Hans
Edit

Storyline

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... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

24 February 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

L'Incroyable équipe See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The castle where it was filmed is a school See more »

Goofs

Medicine balls were just invented in the United States about the time this film is set (1870s) and not introduced to Germany until the early 20th century. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
German Dead Poet's Society
25 December 2015 | by Hanno WupperSee all my reviews

Yes, the movie is a kind of German version of Dead Poet' Society. If you like one, you will like the other.

Both movies are about teaching and show the relation young teacher - elder teachers - pupils - parents.

A young teacher has modern ideas and didactical goals that most of his elder colleagues either do not understand or find threatening. It takes some time before the pupils understand what he wants them to learn. Conservative parents do everything to get the teacher dispelled from school.

Because the movies are so similar, the differences between the two societies in which they take place become very clear. Also, the endings differ, but that is less important.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed