February '99. Klaus Maria Brandauer arrives at the Almeida Theatre in London for his English-speaking stage debut in Esther Vilar's Speer. Directing and playing the title role, he and his co-star Sven Eric Bechtolf have 12 days to prepare for their challenge.
Film-maker Martin Wagner, who also translated the play, had unprecedented access to the rehearsals. His quietly gripping film captures the underlying tension as the opening night approaches and provides an unique and unpretentious insight into one of the finest actors of his generation.
Klaus Maria Brandauer: Speer in London is available as an extra on the DVD of The Agent.