STEEL ANIMAL. An exorcism in memory of Willy Zielke
| Renaissance-Theater Berlin
As an ambitious film director, Leni Riefenstahl is in the sights of the National Socialist propaganda minister Goebbels and senses her opportunity. She recognizes the artistic genius of her cameraman Willy Zielke in the work. Can she exploit it for herself and build her career in the service of the fascist rulers? Can she triumph over Zielke's will?
She tries to tactic, pursues strategies like a secret agent on a political stage that is spiraling towards the abyss. However, the minister who controls the entire cultural sector is pursuing his own agenda. A life-threatening situation for Willy Zielke, the real artist; He is a victim and a plaything - but the recognition of the artist, who was questionable for the National Socialists, is the guarantee of Riefenstahl's success. An infernal trio heading towards human catastrophe.
The playwright Albert Ostermaier commissioned Stahltier from director Frank Hoffmann. An exorcism written for two very special actors: Jacqueline Macaulay and Wolfram Koch. An explosive piece, an explosive topic, a top-class cast.
Eine Koproduktion der Renaissance-Theaters Berlin mit dem Théâtre National du Luxembourg.