PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews Nicolas Wackerbath, director of the film Casting.
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Nicolas Wackerbath tells us the peculiar way he used to create this film: no screenplay, just improvisation, long continuous shots of one hour and then editing. The intensity we get comes from this strenuous method, which definitely worked.
Casting: One week before shooting starts, the main protagonist has yet to be cast. Vera is about to make her first TV movie, a remake of Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and takes her time looking for her ideal cast. While the producer and the crew become desperate, an actor in the crew, Gerwin, is happy about the extra work. He earns his money as fixed casting partner and exchanges lines with the famous applicants for the role. When the male lead leaves the production, Gerwin senses his chance to get a fresh start as an actor.