JUNG VON MATT, Hamburg / DOCMORRIS / 2021
We didn’t cast on a very specific brief. We were looking for something more special and important. One actor may look likable but not feel likable. Another may fit what we think we want, and ultimately deliver something generic. We were looking for a man, who authentically fits, of course. If he looks like he could lift a car, if he looks like he can hardly walk, then we would have - on paper - failed. But on the other hand if he’s a great actor, he can deliver what we need.
Even under normal circumstances not an easy thing and we only had one and a half weeks time since it was almost christmas. And on top of that the whole world was under lockdown with especially older actors being very hesitant to travel. Therefore we casted all over Europe and finally found the perfect person for the job.