About the film
Release Date: March 17, 1989
|Production Companies||:||Praesens-Film AG, Stella Film, Ellepi Films, DEFA|
|Director||:||Peter von Gunten|
|Writers||:||Peter Schneider, Peter von Gunten, Lukas Hartmann, Lukas Hartmann|
In the 1770s, Swiss farmer Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi established a school for poor orphaned children in the Aargau. Up to total exhaustion he sacrificed himself for his pedagogical theories. Five years later, the project of the idealistic educator failed after bloody attacks of the French. In retrospect, the disappointed Pestalozzi experiences the last few months with "his" children.