| Biography, Drama, History
The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate seeking a cure for a tuberculosis epidemic costing many children in his district life.
During the filming of the movie a university professor was there to make sure that the scientific tools are used properly. All sets and tools were recreated based on the photos of the original places.
Geheimrat Rudolf Virchow:
Now I am forced to use backdoors.
The straining method that Koch is using in the movie is created by Paul Ehrlich in the 1870s, based on the research of Ehrlich's cousin Carl Weigert.