July 2017, berlinale forum

Summer Berlinale

As every year, the so-called "Summer Berlinale" is showing a selection of titles from this year's festival at Freiluftkino Friedrichshain in July. On this occasion the Forum is presenting CASTING by Nicolas Wackerbarth, which was a favourite with both audiences and film critics, on Saturday July 22. 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. Director Nicolas Wackerbarth captures the complex essence of Fassbinder’s film and simultaneously creates a profound work of his own.

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