Werther (1986 film)

Werther is a 1986 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pilar Miró and starring Eusebio Poncela. It is a modern adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Directed byPilar Miró
Produced byCésar Benítez
Pilar Miró
Written byMario Camus
Pilar Miró
StarringEusebio Poncela
CinematographyHans Burmann
Release date
  • 1986 (1986)

The film was entered into the main competition at the 43rd edition of the Venice Film Festival.[1] It also won the award for best sound at the first edition of the Goya Awards.[2]


In a coastal town in northern Spain, a young Greek teacher, Werther, lives alone in his ancestors' old house on the other side of the bay. He is a romantic and melancholic man who agrees to tutor the son of a wealthy shipowner, an introverted and difficult child. Werther will be attracted to the boy's mother, a strong and independent woman, and will no longer be able to live without him.



  1. ^ VV.AA. Variety Film Reviews, Volume 19. Garland Pub., 1989.
  2. ^ "PREMIADOS 1987. I EDICIÓN PREMIOS GOYA" (PDF). Premios Goya. Retrieved 17 November 2015.

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