Casting

Feature Film | DE 2017 | 91‘ | German OV

The right casting is half of a successful film, and Vera knows it, too. The still inexperienced 40-something director has gotten the chance to remake Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT for TV, but she can’t decide on a lead actress. While she’s wearing down one candidate after the next, it’s only acting foil Gerwin who manages to quiet things down a bit – until he himself gets his hopes up for scoring a lead role. Nicolas Wackerbarth’s biting backstage satire about the power plays on a movie set was for the most part improvised. But no risk, no gain: German acting icons Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Andrea Sawatzki and Andreas Lust have never been better.

Director
Nicolas Wackerbarth
Script
Nicolas Wackerbarth, Hannes Held
Producer
Franziska Specht
Photography
Jürgen Carle
Editor
Saskia Metten
Sound
Jürgen Kramlofsky, Tom Doepgen
Production Design
Klaus-Peter Platten
Principal Cast
Andreas Lust, Judith Engel, Milena Dreissig, Nicole Marischka, Stephan Grossmann, Ursina Lardi, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Andrea Sawatzki

International Sales

The Match Factory
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50668 Cologne
Germany

Domestic Distribution

Piffl Medien
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10999 Berlin
Germany

Selected filmography Nicolas Wackerbarth

UNTEN MITTE KINN (2011), HALBSCHATTEN (2013)