As the head of a touring theatre troupe, Emmanuel Schikaneder doesn't only have to
come up with new creative ideas, but he is also responsible for the financial well being of his actors.
The situation escalates on both fronts when he and his ensemble get held up in the
summer of 1780 in a mountain village on the Austrian border as they wait for a performance permit from Salzburg. For Schikaneder is running out of both - money
The impresario finds distraction from his plight in the fiery dispute between the mine-owner Paccoli and his workers and soon discovers the basis for his play.
But, before long, not only the miners, but also Schikaneder's ensemble take to the
barricades and a hastily arranged open-air performance by the troupe leads to major disruption...
Max von Thun: Emanuel Schikaneder
Lisa Maria Potthoff: Eleonore Schikaneder
Nicholas Ofczarek: Wallerschenk
Maxi Schafroth: Georg Vester
Anna Maria Sturm: Babette Paccoli
Erwin Steinhauer: Franz Paccoli
Michael Kranz: Alfons (1. coachman)
Butz Ulrich Buse: Richter
Martin Weinek: Gastwirt Kolber
Anna Brüggemann: Maria (Maidservant)
Fritz Karl: Baron Playen
Florian Teichtmeister: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart u.v.a.
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Screenplay: Robert Hültner and Klaus Wolfertstetter
Director of photography: Stefan Biebl
Editor: Georg Söring
Set design: Josef Sanktjohanser
Costume design: Walter Schwarmeier
Recording supervisor: Michael Vetter
Casting: Franziska Aigner
Make up artists: Annette Keiser, Waldemar Pokromski, Niciy Axt
Producer gff sued: Hans W. Geißendörfer
Producer Moviepool: Ernst Geyer
Associated producer BR: Elmar Jaeger
Associated producer ORF: Sabine Weber
Line producer: Andreas Habermaier
Production manager: Thomas Blieninger
1st assistent director: Jacqueline Winkel
2nd assistent director: Kathleen Hänisch
Music composed and arranged by Gerd Baumann
"Summer of the impostors" was produced by Hans W. Geißendörfer, gff sued, in Co-production with Moviepool, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Austrian Television.
With the support of FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Deutscher Filmförderfons and BLS Südtirol.