by Herta Müller –– Directed by Niky Wolcz
Adaptation: Niky Wolcz, Valerie Seufert, Ulla Wolcz
"Nadirs" is a collection of short stories written by Banat born writer Herta Müller. The German State Theatre Timişoara presents the absolute premiere of the staging of one of the author's texts. At an age of maturity, the narrator remembers her childhood in Niţchidorf, her school years, the Sundays at the church, the dances and then the soirees and city experiences. She passes once more through the stations of those times and brings back to life characters from the past. She relives her own childhood fears, the arguments between her parents and the petty daily shams of the villagers by portraying them from a subjective perspective that is lacking in neither warmth nor humour.
Darko Acimov– Drums
Robert Kiss – Clarinet
Aurel Pişleagă – Accordion
Emil Zău – Trumpet
Cornel Adam – Tuba
Appearances in movie scenes:
A Dancer: Iosif Csorba
The third Gravedigger: Josef Kradi
Kathi: Teodora Dan
Lorenz: Thomas Griesbacher
The Business Partner: Emilian Roşculescu
The Concierge: Ion Cristea
A Neighbor: Anna Helmbeck
The Tram Driver: Gheorghe Pandelea
In other roles in movie scenes:
Isa Berger, Florina Birta, Paul Cebzan, Milana Gyorits, Richard Hladik, Seline Matei, Daniela Tulai-Depner, Oana Vidoni.
"The director should be credited for how he worked with the entire team of GSTT, leading them with conviction and accentuating the qualities of its members in short, rhythmic sequences, played rather laconically and supported by movement and gestures."
"[...] the synthetic setting of the always-inspired Stürmer gathers as in a magical torchlight the elements of a universe that is at times realistic, other times oneiric, or expressive and functional. Therefore, in the front stage puddle, as realistic as it gets, a sign of isolation, the corpse of a horse, which appears to be still breathing, or a TV set flickering, while the village madwoman wanders to her world of delusions, which blends with the images of the film on the background."