SPECIAL: Stillhang (world premiere)
As the partner of Karl Valentin, Liesl Karlstadt was the most famous comedy actress in pre-war Germany. She spent the “best time of her life” as Obergefreiter (lance corporal) Gustl in a Tyrolean mountain trooper unit from 1941 to 1943 on the Ehrwalder high Alpine pasture, first as “stable boy” with her beloved mule pack animals directly beneath the Zugspitze mountain. A fifty-year-old woman, characterised nevertheless by the worst period in Europe, at the lowest point of her life among lots of young recruits. A suicide victim between heaven and earth. Sometimes she played the father, sometimes the nursing mother for the nineteen-year-olds, but above all they played peace in the midst of war. A young Tyrolean composer has now created a tragi-comic picture parade full of poetry and tender eloquence based on this true occurrence. A bizarre dance on the volcano.