I read the respective drama texts by german author Friedrich Schiller until I dream about them. Then I try to capture these images on film.
Schiller struggled tremendously during all of his life with illness and physical limitations. Thanks to his strong mind and will, according to his own words, he succeeded to balance out his physical challenges. The figures in his dramas reflect those forces. Some people claim that he managed to prolong his life span to the utmost in this way. Did Schiller in his final hour parade all his spiritual heroes, his opponents, his confidants, i.e. all his life supports, one more time before his inner eye? »Schiller’s Agony« is tentatively trying to approach this most intimate moment.