Three women directors, Irene von Alberti, Miriam Dehne and Esther Gronenborn offer up a tongue in cheek look at how life influences art - and visa versa. With René Pollesch playing the theater director.
Director René Pollesch and his ensemble are in a terrible crisis. Inexperienced actor Marlon simply doesn’t understand what this Pollesch guy is trying to get at, and his acting is correspondingly bad. He’s about to be thrown out. Lizzy, on the other hand, is testing her limits: she wants to perform naked on the stage and keeps pestering Pollesch about it. OhBoy, who’s not a real actor at all, but very streetwise and authentic, doesn’t even show up for the rehearsals. They take place anyway, with verbal sparks flying in every direction.
Title: Berlin Stories
Original Title: Stadt als Beute
Language versions: German
Length: 93 min
Director: Irene von Alberti, Miriam Dehne, Esther Gronenborn
Screenplay: Irene von Alberti, Miriam Dehne, Esther Gronenborn
Cinematography: Dirk Heuer, Felix Leiberg, Patrick Waldmann
Editing: Robert Kummer, Daniela Kinateder
Music: Don Philippe, Songs Kissogram, Naked Lunch, Boy from Brazil, Dead Meadow, Sitcom Warrior, Navel, Jeans Team, Julia Hummer
Featuring: Richard Kropf, Inga Busch, David Scheller, Julia Hummer, Stipe Erceg, René Pollesch, RP Kahl, Anne Osterloh, Eve Natthawat- Kritsanayut, Elisabeth Rolli, Tatiani Katrantzi, Tina Pfurr
Production: Filmgalerie 451, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg, Royal Produktion, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Age Recommendation: 12