VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Casting

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Casting

Nicolas Wackerbarth
D, 2017
Fiction, 91min, OmeU

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Casting

Nicolas Wackerbarth
D, 2017
Fiction, 91min, OmeU

Cast: 
Andreas Lust
Gerwin
Judith Engel
Vera
Ursina Lardi
Almut Dehlen
Corinna Kirchhoff
Luise Maderer
Andrea Sawatzki
Annika Strassmann
Milena Dreissig
Ruth
Nicole Marischka
Hanne
Stephan Grossmann
Manfred
Screenplay: 
Nicolas Wackerbarth
Hannes Held
Sound: 
Tom Doepgen
Camera: 
Jürgen Carle
Editor: 
Saskia Metten

Production: 
SWR
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Format: 
DCP
Color

For her first television film – a remake of Fassbinder’s DIE BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT – director Vera wants the perfect cast. But the first day of shooting is fast approaching and the numerous casting sessions have yet to find a suitable actress to play the leading role. Director Nicolas Wackerbarth captures the complex essence of Fassbinder’s film and simultaneously creates a profound work of his own. CASTING takes an unflinching look at the murky depths of human relationships driven by power, passion and desperation. Yet Wackerbarth also brings bitter truths to light about power relations and dependencies in the German television industry almost in passing.
CASTING is both intelligent and entertaining, marked by exciting turning points, humour and the breathtaking acting performances by a truly virtuoso ensemble. (Ansgar Vogt)

In the presence of Nicolas WackerbarthAndreas Lust and Andrea Sawatzki.