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by Nicolas Wackerbarth


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.

international title: Casting
original title: Casting
country: Germany
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Nicolas Wackerbarth
film run: 91'
screenplay: Nicolas Wackerbarth, Johannes Held
cast: Andrea Sawatzki, Ursina Lardi, Andreas Lust, Corinna Kirchhoff, Markus von Lingen, Marie-Lou Sellem, Stephan Grossmann, Milena Dreißig, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Toby Ashraf, Judith Engel
cinematography by: Jürgen Carle
film editing: Saskia Metten
art director: Klaus-Peter Platten
producer: Franziska Specht
production: SWR – Südwestrundfunk