The film consists of a monologue performed by Walter Sedlmayr, who plays Theodor Hierneis, the chef at the court of Ludwig II of Bavaria. The screenplay was written by Syberberg and Sedlmayr and is based on the memoirs of Hierneis. The film received the Deutscher Filmpreis for Best Non-Narrative Film and Best Actor.
Theodor Hierneis, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
Ingeborg Ewald, Eva Kohlschein
TMS Film GmbH