About the film
Release Date: January 25, 2002
|Production Companies||:||Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages, wega film vienna, Studio Babelsberg, Star Production, WDR/Arte|
|Producers||:||Veit Heiduschka, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Volker Schlöndorff, René Letzgus|
|Writers||:||Fritz Lehner, Hugo von Hofmannsthal|
Austrian television director Fritz Lehner makes his feature debut with the big-budget drama Jedermann's Fest, based on the 1911 play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which in turn was based on a medieval tale. Originated in parts of England, the myth of Jan Jedermann ("John Everyman") deals with a rich man on his deathbed coming to terms with his life's failures. Not following much of a plot, the modernized version involves famous fashion designer Jedermann (Klaus Maria Brandauer) imagining his last big gala event while rendered unconscious as a result of a car accident in his Ferrari. He is a success in Vienna but not in fashionable Paris, so he wishes to impress French elder stateswoman Yvonne Becker (Juliette Greco).