Konrad Koch, a young teacher, is hired to teach English at a German school for boys in 1874. In his very first class Koch sees that everything that the boys know about England is common prejudices handed down from generation to generation. In order to stir up some enthusiasm for the foreign language, Koch introduces his students to a curious sport that comes from Britain: football. Koch’s unconventional ways soon make him many enemies: influential parents, local dignitaries and his colleagues. They all want to get rid of Koch at any price. But then his students take the initiative.
feature acting / IMPULSE
He studied German literature, psychology and history at the University of Hamburg and directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He gained experience as an assistant director for several film and TV productions. ‘Lessons of a Dream’ is his feature film debut as a director. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Germany and the European Film Academy.