Theatre of War

A FILM BY John Walter


In this gripping documentary, Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep (It's Complicated, Mamma Mia!), for the first time, allowed cameras to record her preparation for her lead stage performance in Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN. Along with co-star, Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline (Wild Wild West, The Big Chill), this amazing documentary not only offers a plenitude of insights into the actress's craft, but also focuses on the play itself--whose themes of warfare and violence have both parallels to life in the present in addition to Brecht's tortured history in America.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English/German
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 95 min.
Year: 2009


John Walter