Schatten im Rampenlicht

Shadows in the Footlights

Documentary | 1990

An 80-year-old opera soubrette suffering from tongue cancer wants to make a career in the movies. A former resistance fighter features in commercials. A porn actress wishes she could get her virginity back. An ex-crook takes acting lessons. Extras, bit players, stand-ins and stuntmen. Shadows in the limelight.

Director: Nikolaus Leytner
Script: Nikolaus Leytner
Helmut Grasser
Wernfried Natter
Peter Zeitlinger
D.O.P.: Peter Zeitlinger
Sound: Reinhold Kaiser
Editing: Peter Benovsky
Music: Martin Stepanik
Costume Design: Ursula Leitner
Producers: Helmut Grasser
Veit Heiduschka
Production Company: Allegro Film
Wega Film
Protagonists: Margarethe von Angerholzer
Alexander Weber
Josef Taschner
Nadja Etzler
Richard Weiss
Josef Weiss
Arthur Preuss u.a.
Technical data: 97 min. / Colour / German / S-16 / 35mm, 1:1.66 / Stereo
Festivals: Int'l Dokumentary Film Festival Vienna 1990
Max-Ophüls-Preis/Saarbrücken 1991
Festival of the young European Film Potsdam 1992
Funds: Austrian Film Institute
ORF Film/Television Agreement



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