Agnes Eggling - Mid- to late 30s; preferably heavyset. Bit
player/character actress in the German film industry.
Gregor Bazwald (Baz) - Early to mid-30s. Homosexual who
works for the Berlin Institute for Human Sexuality.
Paulinka Erdnuss - Mid-30s, but looks a little younger. Actress
in the German film industry; a featured player on her way to
becoming a minor star.
Annabella Gotchling - Mid-40s. Communist artist and graphic
Vealtninc Husz - Mid-40s. Cinematographer. Hungarian exile.
Missing an eye, he wears spectacles with one lens blackened.
Rosa Malek - Mid- to late 20s. Minor functionary of the KPD
(Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands).
Emil Traum - Mid- to late 20s. Slightly higher-ranking
functionary of the KPD.
Die Alte - A woman, very old but hard to tell how old--somewhere
between 70 and dead-for-20-years. White face and rotten teeth.
Dressed in a nightgown, once white but now soiled and food-stained.
Gottfried Swetts - Ageless; when he looks good he could be 30,
when he looks bad he could be 50 (or more). Distinguished, handsome,
blond, Aryan. [Producer's note: Swetts appears from nowhere
accompanied by a red-eyed dog who drools smoke; anyone care to
guess his real identity?].
Zillah Katz - Contemporary American Jewish woman. 30s. BoHo/ East
Village New Wave with Anarcho-Punk tendencies. Moved to Berlin,
in the recently reunified Germany; she is living in Agnes'
apartment, forty years later.
Roland - 20s. Born in East Germany back when there was such a
thing. He's now hanging out in what was formerly West Berlin. He
speaks no English.