Die Unsichtbare

  • 113'
  • Germany
  • 2011
Maybe it’s her shyness, possibly it is something else, but drama student Fine seems invisible in groups. That is also what she is told by her mentor at drama school just before - to everyone’s surprise - she is given the demanding leading role of Camille in a play by the celebrity director Kaspar Friedmann, who is determined to work with students this time. 'Friedmann was looking for a sheep rather than a wolf for the role' is one of the many destructive remarks that Fine hears. And Friedmann does want to destroy her, break her down until she almost disappears and then build her up again so she can play Camille. In the meanwhile, the fairly vague boundary between Fine’s turbulent private life and her work on stage becomes even more vague à la Aronofsky’s Black Swan and Cassavetes’ Opening Night.
Just as in his debut November Child, Christian Schwochow shows that he can make young, talented actresses perform painfully probing and convincing roles.


Director
Christian Schwochow
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
113'
Medium
DCP
International title
Cracks in the Shell
Language
German
Producers
Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Production Company
teamWorx Television & Film GmbH
Sales
Global Screen GmbH
Screenplay
Christian Schwochow, Heide Schwochow
Cinematography
Frank Lamm
Editor
Jens Klüber
Production Design
Kobita Syed
Sound Design
Günter Friedhoff, Rainer Heesch
Music
Can Erdogan Sus
Cast
Stine Fischer Christensen, Ulrich Noethen