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Addicted to Acting (2004)

Die Spielwütigen (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karina Plachetka Karina Plachetka ... Herself
Constanze Becker Constanze Becker ... Herself
Prodromos Antoniadis Prodromos Antoniadis ... Himself
Stephanie Stremler Stephanie Stremler ... Herself
Jochen Becker Jochen Becker ... Himself
Jutta von Zitzewitz Jutta von Zitzewitz ... Herself
Ilse Plachetka Ilse Plachetka ... Herself
Helmut Plachetka Helmut Plachetka ... Himself
Krystyna Plachetka Krystyna Plachetka ... Herself
Vasilios Antoniadis Vasilios Antoniadis ... Himself
Theano Antonidou Theano Antonidou ... Herself
Brigitte Stremler Brigitte Stremler ... Herself
Patrick Stremler Patrick Stremler ... Himself
Angelika Waller Angelika Waller ... Herself (as Prof. Angelika Waller)
Ulrich Engelmann Ulrich Engelmann ... Himself (as Prof. Ulrich Engelmann)


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Release Date:

3 June 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Addicted to Acting See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


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Journal Filmproduktion See more »
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1.85 : 1
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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pure playing frenzy
30 June 2004 | by alhagueSee all my reviews

This documentary takes us to four different people's different ways right through the very highs and lows of what it means to become a professional actor at the Ernst Busch Academy, Berlin, Germany. A very intense, very emotional movie which leaves nothing undisclosed but remains fair towards the persons featured in the end. "You need to be a bit mad for this kind of job" one of the students says -- "It is existentially necessary for me to play" says another.

"Die Spielwütigen" won the audience's award at the 54th international movie festival in Berlin. Some of the questions covered are: What is success? What's the price one pays? What do they want to make out of my life? What do I want to make out of my life?

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