CH 2013 76'
Director: Theodor Boder
Script: Theodor Boder
Camera: Theodor Boder
Sound: Theodor Boder, Willi Kluth, Hans-Walter Kramski, Ileana Sartoretti
Art Direction: Rica Mattmüller, Romano Consigli, Theodor Boder
Costumes: Bruno Gschwind
Editing: Theodor Boder
Music: Georges Laederich
Production: Theodor Boder Produktion
With: Michael Margotta, Ulrich Georg Meyer, Klaus Stangier, Tanja Vogler
The film begins in 1780 and traces the life of the poet Julius Schönfeld, based on fragments from a diary. Episodically, the film tells of his life at a royal court in Germany. With one feast after another, the prince’s carefree lifestyle takes a drastic turn when his cook dies. On her deathbed she begs him to care for her two children. The prince gives her his word, mostly likely because she was his favourite cook. The promise, however, brings an abrupt change for Julius and his sister.