At the onset of the 20th century, Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. He sets off scandals and is tried for allegedly violating a 13-year-old girl. His life and work are steeped in eroticism and transience. Women are the fuel for his art, especially his younger sister Gerti and 17-year-old Wally Neuzil. Wally is probably his first real love, immortalized in his painting "Death and the Maiden." The outbreak of the First World War brings the 24-year-old artist into an existential crisis. He sacrifices Wally.
Austria, Luxemburg 2016 | 110 min
Director: Dieter Berner | Screenplay: Hilde Berger, Dieter Berner | Camera: Carsten Thiele | Art director: Götz Weidner
Editor: Robert Hentschel | Costumes: Uli Simon | Makeup: Beatrice Stephany | Sound: Philippe Kohn | Casting: Eva Roth, Bady Minck | Cast: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Larissa Aimée Breidbach, Marie Jung, Elisabeth Umlauft, Thomas Schubert, Daniel Sträßer, Cornelius Obonya a. m. o.
Production company: Novotny & Novotny Film, Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
In co-production with Amour Fou Luxemburg
Fotocredit: © Novotny & Novotny Film
Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
A film by Dieter Berner