CASTING

by Nicolas Wackerbarth
CASTING - CASTING

Informations

Nation: Germany

Year: 2017

Length: 91'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

One week before shooting starts, the main protagonist has yet to be cast. Vera is about to make her first TV movie, a remake of Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and takes her time looking for her ideal cast. While the producer and the crew become desperate, an actor of the crew, Gerwin, is happy about the extra work. He earns his money as fixed casting partner and exchanges lines with the famous applicants for the role. When the male lead leaves the production, Gerwin senses his chance to get a fresh start as an actor.

Director

Nicolas Wackerbarth

Nicolas  Wackerbarth

Nicolas Wackerbarth (Munich, Germany, 1973) studied acting at the Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich. After his first roles at the Frankfurt Theatre, he became a permanent member at the theatre Städtische Bühnen in Cologne. Afterwards, he studied directing at the German Film and TV Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. He teaches at several German film academies, curates film programs and film talks and is co-editor of the film magazine “Revolver.”

Filmography:
Anfänger (cm, 2004), Westernstadt (mm, doc., 2006), Halbe stunden (Half Hours, cm, 2007), Unten mitte kinn (Lower Upper Cut, 2011), Halbschatten (Everyday Objects, 2013), Casting (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Nicolas Wackerbarth
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Nicolas Wackerbarth, Hannes Held
fotografia/cinematography
Jürgen Carle
montaggio/film editing
Saskia Metten
scenografia/production design
Klaus-Peter Platten
costumi/costume design
Birgit Kilian
suono/sound
Jürgen Kramlofsky
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Andreas Lust (Gerwin), Judith Engel (Vera), Milena Dreissig (Ruth), Nicole Marischka (Hanne), Stephan Grossmann (Manfred), Tim Kalkhof (Kostja Stahnke)
produttore/producer
Franziska Specht
produzione/production
Südwestrundfunk production


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contatti/contacts
The Match Factory
Sergi Steegmann
sergi.steegmann@matchfactory.de
www.the-match-factory.com

Director statement

“Castings are often decided the very moment someone enters the door. Every gesture, every motion, every sentence is under observation. Since there are no contractual obligations yet, one acts as if it is a meeting among friends. All longings are courteously hidden, just as all competition. It is a situation full of tension. It sets the basis for this film.” 

Synopsis Learn more

One week before shooting starts, the main protagonist has yet to be cast. Vera is about to make her first TV movie, a remake of Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and takes her time looking for her ideal cast. While the producer and the crew become desperate, an actor of the crew, Gerwin, is happy about the extra work. He earns his money as fixed casting partner and exchanges lines with the famous applicants for the role. When the male lead leaves the production, Gerwin senses his chance to get a fresh start as an actor.

Director All about direction

Nicolas Wackerbarth

Nicolas  Wackerbarth

Nicolas Wackerbarth (Munich, Germany, 1973) studied acting at the Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich. After his first roles at the Frankfurt Theatre, he became a permanent member at the theatre Städtische Bühnen in Cologne. Afterwards, he studied directing at the German Film and TV Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. He teaches at several German film academies, curates film programs and film talks and is co-editor of the film magazine “Revolver.”

Filmography:
Anfänger (cm, 2004), Westernstadt (mm, doc., 2006), Halbe stunden (Half Hours, cm, 2007), Unten mitte kinn (Lower Upper Cut, 2011), Halbschatten (Everyday Objects, 2013), Casting (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Nicolas Wackerbarth
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Nicolas Wackerbarth, Hannes Held
fotografia/cinematography
Jürgen Carle
montaggio/film editing
Saskia Metten
scenografia/production design
Klaus-Peter Platten
costumi/costume design
Birgit Kilian
suono/sound
Jürgen Kramlofsky
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Andreas Lust (Gerwin), Judith Engel (Vera), Milena Dreissig (Ruth), Nicole Marischka (Hanne), Stephan Grossmann (Manfred), Tim Kalkhof (Kostja Stahnke)
produttore/producer
Franziska Specht
produzione/production
Südwestrundfunk production


**
contatti/contacts
The Match Factory
Sergi Steegmann
sergi.steegmann@matchfactory.de
www.the-match-factory.com

Director statement Read more

“Castings are often decided the very moment someone enters the door. Every gesture, every motion, every sentence is under observation. Since there are no contractual obligations yet, one acts as if it is a meeting among friends. All longings are courteously hidden, just as all competition. It is a situation full of tension. It sets the basis for this film.”