Productions

Imperial Game

Bismarck's foundation of the German Empire in Versailles

January 18, 1871, Versailles. 150 years ago, the first German emperor is proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors at the palace. But what was going on behind the scenes? The film tells the story of the founding of the German Empire as a gripping political drama.

 


WRITER: Dirk Kämper, Lothar Machtan     DIRECTOR: Christian Twente     CASTING: Marc Schötteldreier     CAST: Thomas Thieme (Otto von Bismarck), Peter Meinhardt (König Wilhelm I), Hubertus Hartmann (Napoleon III), Anna Tenta (Eugénie de Montijo – young), Oona von Maydell (Louise Michel), Holger Daemgen (Friedrich Wilhelm), Marie Anne Fliegel (Eugénie de Montijo), Petra Kelling (Louise von Baden), Alexander Hauff (Lothar Bucher), Matthias Eberle (Ludwig II), Ulrich Gebauer (General Moltke) u.a.     CAMERAMEN: Martin Christ, Fabian Spuck  SOUND: Matouš Sys    EDITOR: Josef van Ooyen         GRAPHICS: Antoine Laugier     VFX: Scope PRODUCTION DESIGN: Irena Hradecká     COSTUME DESIGN: Renata Janoušková     MUSIC: Rudolf Moser     NARRATOR: Gregor Höppner   PRODUCER: Daniel Sich  COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Stefan Brauburger (ZDF), Annette von der Heyde (ZDF), Peter Allenbacher (ARTE)