Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden

The dramatic fate of a brilliant painter for whom art was more valuable than love and his own life.

Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen
Austria, Luxembourg 2016
  • Czech
109 min.

At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably Schiele’s one true love, immortalised in his famous painting ‘Death and the Maiden’. Schiele’s radical paintings scandalise Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional. But Egon Schiele is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice Love and Life for his Art.

Director: Dieter Berner
Screenplay: Hilde Berger, Dieter Berner
Cinematography: Carsten Thiele
Music: André Dziezuk
Editing: Robert Hentschel
Production Design: Götz Weidner
Producer: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Alexander Glehr, Bady Minck, Franz Novotny
Co-production: Ulrich Seidl
Cast: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Larissa Aimée Breidbach, Thomas Schubert, Daniel Sträßer, Cornelius Obonya