Lars Eidinger as Richard III
photo: © Arno Declair
LARS EIDINGER – TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Lars Eidinger is an extraordinary actor in every respect. On stage, he convinces with his physical presence, his varied acting and his emotionality. This gives his characters depth and credibility and ensures sold-out theaters around the world.
Director Reiner Holzemer gives an exciting insight into Eidinger's world of theatre and filmmaking.
Script, director, DoP: Reiner Holzemer
A RH Film production, in co-production with BR/ARTE
supported by FFF Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF and the cultural funding of Land Salzburg
Theatrical release Germany: 23rd March 2023
Theatrical release Austria: 24th March 2023
German distributor: www.filmweltverleih.de
Austrian distributor: www.https://www.filmladen.at
Swiss distributor: https://www.praesens.com/
DVD (PAL) now available with English and French subtitles
VOD & STREAMING
Available as Video-on-Demand in GB, France and Ireland.
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"He might be the greatest Shakespearean actor you've never heard of."
The New York Times
March 12, 2023
Documentary portrait of a stage animal
He always gives his all: Lars Eidinger, an exceptional actor and a ramp show. Documentary filmmaker Reiner Holzemer accompanied him for nine months with his camera. The result is an impressively close portrait: "Lars Eidinger - To Be or Not To Be.
The New York Times
October 19, 2022
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