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Casting

Deutschland 2016/2017 Spielfilm

Summary

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 of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Assistant director

Director of photography

2nd Camera unit

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

Sound design

Sound

Audio mixing

Cast

Unit production manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 01.05.2016 - 02.06.2016: Baden-Baden
Duration:
94 min
Format:
DCP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Stereo
Censorship/Age 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

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Casting

Versions

Original

Duration:
94 min
Format:
DCP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Stereo
Censorship/Age 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<)