a film by Adama Ulrich, Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert


Germany | 2018 | 130:00 min

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Biography / Portrait Arts

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In a society that increasingly resists new ways of thinking and aesthetic transgressions, Frank Castorf calls theatre ‘the last partisan.’ As its director since the early 1990s, Castorf made the Berlin Volksbühne a place of the avant-garde.
The film accompanies Castorf on his farewell production of ‘Faust’, while also providing a glimpse of the engine room of this theatre factory. Comrades-in-arms, including the actors Sophie Rois and Alexander Scheer, recall the theatre‘s unique work environment, while news flashbacks bring to life the events of the past 25 years. A tribute to a theatre and its staff.
68th Berlinale PANORAMA – World Premiere
69th Berlinale LOLA@Berlinale - shortlisted for German Film Award Documentary 2019
Cast and Crew
  • Director Adama Ulrich, Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert
  • Producer Susann Schimk
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solo:film GmbH
Taubenstraße 1, 10117 Berlin

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