Lessons of a Dream
Based on real events, "Der ganz große Traum" tells the story of young teacher Konrad Koch, who starts working in a preppy school in Braunschweig in 1874. Koch is teaching English, but the subject doesn′t interest his pupils at first. Therefore, Koch employs unusual methods in order to gain their attention for all things British: He introduces them to a popular sport, which is the craze in England, but unknown in Germany – football. His new approach works with the youngsters, but causes dismay among his conservative colleagues and the elitist parents. They try to get rid off the unorthodox educator, but have underestimated the commitment of the schoolboys.