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It’s two weeks before the première and everything’s going wrong. 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.

Based on staged rehearsals of the play „Stadt als Beute / The City as Prey“ by renowned, controversial playwright and director René Pollesch, who plays the stage director in the film, three film directors, Irene von Alberti, Miriam Dehne and Esther Gronenborn, have written and filmed three screenplay episodes that purport in a humorous way to connect the work of the actors with their reallife situations.

Catalog Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, Berlinale 2005 Pdf 300 KB