Casting

Casting

Deutschland 2016/2017, Spielfilm

Inhalt

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. Although the producer and crew are getting ever more exasperated with Vera, Gerwin is happy about the extra work, as he earns his money as an audition reader, delivering the lines of dialogue to the starry candidates at the various castings. When the male lead suddenly has to back out, Gerwin thinks that this might just be his chance.

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.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Nicolas Wackerbarth
Screenplay:Nicolas Wackerbarth, Hannes Held
Director of photography:Jürgen Carle
Editing:Saskia Metten
  
Cast: 
Andreas LustGerwin
Judith EngelVera
Milena DreißigRuth
Corinna KirchhoffLuise Maderer
Victoria TrauttmansdorffTamara Lentzke
Marie-Lou SellemNathalie Strasser
Andrea SawatzkiAnnika Grossmann
Ursina LardiAlmut Dehlen
Nicole MarischkaHanne
Stephan GrossmannManfred
Tim KalkhofKostja Stahnke
Anne MüllerKamerafrau
Abel vom AckerOberbeleuchter
Toby AshrafBest Boy
Dragan VasicRequisiteur Dragan
  
Production company:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Franziska Specht

All Credits

Director:Nicolas Wackerbarth
Assistant director:Anne Drees
Screenplay:Nicolas Wackerbarth, Hannes Held
Director of photography:Jürgen Carle
2nd Camera unit:Christoph Schmitz
Production design:Klaus-Peter Platten
Prop master:Andreas Fassongé, Silke ten Hove
Make-up artist:Claudia Koch, Claudia Seidl
Costume design:Birgit Kilian
Editing:Saskia Metten
Sound design:Jürgen Kramlofsky
Sound:Tom Doepgen
Audio mixing:Patrick Melüh
Sound effects:Matthias Gündler (Boom-Operator)
Casting:Birgit Geier, Ulrike Müller
  
Cast: 
Andreas LustGerwin
Judith EngelVera
Milena DreißigRuth
Corinna KirchhoffLuise Maderer
Victoria TrauttmansdorffTamara Lentzke
Marie-Lou SellemNathalie Strasser
Andrea SawatzkiAnnika Grossmann
Ursina LardiAlmut Dehlen
Nicole MarischkaHanne
Stephan GrossmannManfred
Tim KalkhofKostja Stahnke
Anne MüllerKamerafrau
Abel vom AckerOberbeleuchter
Toby AshrafBest Boy
Dragan VasicRequisiteur Dragan
  
Production company:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Franziska Specht
Producer (TV):Katharina Dufner, Jan Berning
Producer:Jan Berning
Line producer:Oliver Lehmann, Michael Becker
Unit production manager:Dieter Streck
Shoot:01.05.2016-02.06.2016: Baden-Baden
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:94 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.10.2017, 172720, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 02.11.2017

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Originaltitel (DE) Casting

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Original

Length:94 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.10.2017, 172720, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 02.11.2017
 

Awards

Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigshafen 2017
Filmkunstpreis (ex aequo >Western<)
 

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