a film by Regina Schilling


Germany | 2008 | 90:00 min

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For two years, Schilling accompanied this exceptional actor and interviewed some of his temporarycompanions such as Werner Herzog, Herbert Achternbusch and his lover Luisa Francia. Bierbichleropenly talks about his love-hate relationship with the theatre, the origins and his longing for art,his inner conflict with being an actor and his search for new ways including singing Mahler andEisler songs and writing a book. With diary-like video recordings, the film creates especially movingmoments in which Bierbichler would never have accepted a camera team. Schilling succeeds in creatinga complex portrait of a gentle berserk who filled the German stages and films with his uncanny,corporeal presence. A headstrong person who radically exposes himself and anarchically rages againstthe world.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Regina Schilling
  • Director of Photography Johann Feindt
  • Editor Barbara Gies
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Production Company
zero one film GmbH
Lehrter Strasse 57, 10557 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 3906630

Fax: +49 30 3945834

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