Director: Nicolas Wackerbarth
Writer: Nicolas Wackerbarth, Hannes Held
Cast: Andreas Lust, Judith Engel, Milena Dreißig, Stephan Grossmann, Corinna Kirchhoff, Ursina Lardi, Andrea Sawatzki, Marie-Lou Sellem, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Nicole Marischka, Markus von Lingen, Tim Kalkhof, Toby Ashraf
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 21.10.2017
Vera (Judith Engel) is preparing to direct her first television film, a remake of Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant. Everything is pretty much set to go and things are about to start. All that is missing is the lead actress. Vera has a day of casting lined up with the available candidates and Gerwin (Andreas Lust) as a stand-in to read the lines with the actresses. But things don’t really go the way Vera, or anybody else, planned.
Casting may not be a laugh out loud comedy, but it is funny, emotional, smart and full of biting, feminist commentary that I didn’t expect, but very much appreciated.