Germany 2011

Directed by: Marcus H. Rosenmüller

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
and ideas.

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.


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