A stirring adaption of Ibsen's classical stage play. Driven by an inner unrest, Peer Gynt leaves his home, makes strange acquaintanceships and, in the end, returns to his beloved Solveig with whom he finds comfort and peace, and where Death awaits him.
Robert Stadlober plays brilliantly the roguish, rebellious and highly emotional Peer. As a young man he searches for love in the world but can't get rid of his traveling companion Death. The primal fear is personified by the Mephistophelian "button-caster" (Ulrich Mühe). Peer's mother Aase (Susanne-Marie Wrage) and the love of his life Solvejg (Karoline Herfurth) are the two reference points of his existence as his zigzagging life takes him back to his origins. On his search for love he learn's that love is the only possible salvation from the lust for life - and from death.