Rising star Sarah Wynter comes to the fore as one of the 20th centuries most fascinating women: Alma Mahler, lover and muse to Vienna's greatest artists, poets and revolutionaries.
Wynter, like Alma, has forged a reputation for being as beautiful as she is talented. Having already graced the cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue, as well as pages of Mirabella and Harper's Bazaar, Wynter is proving herself an engaging and versatile leading lady amongst Hollywood's elite.
Currently, Wynter is shooting a starring role in the independent feature Coastlines, opposite James Brolin and Timothy Olyphant, directed by Victor Nunez, in which she plays the love interest in a romantic triangle.
Most recently Wynter starred opposite box office heavy weight Arnold Schwarzenegger in the thriller The Sixth Day and with Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin in the stylish horror film Lost Souls, directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Wynter's credits also include the independent films Farewell, My Love and Molly, Species 2 and a guest role in the pilot of award winning "Sex in the City. " Her most recent roles include the independent features Moving August and Jerks.
Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce stars as one of the great musical geniuses of the 20th century, Gustav Mahler, a man of enormous creativity.
Pryce is one of today's most respected and versatile actors. His stage work ranges from a generation defining Hamlet to the hit musical Miss Saigon. On the London stage and on Broadway he has won numerous awards including two Tonys and two Oliviers.
He is currently playing Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Royal National Theater.
His film portrayls range from a James Bond villain to the Victorian homosexual in Carrington; from the anti-hero of Brazil to the thug in Ronin.
He is soon to be seen in Very Annie Mary directed by Sara Sugarman, PJ Hogans' Unconditional Love, and Charles Shyers' Affair of the Necklace.
Vincent Perez turns in another captivatingly romantic role as the expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka, who got so close to Alma's heart, she had to escape him. Filled with fury and passion, it was Kokoschka who immortalized Alma in his masterwork painting of two lovers entitled "The Bride of the Wind. " Perez was a perfect match for the role because before he decided to become an actor, he had aspirations to become an artist, studying sculpting, painting and photography.
Perez first gained a worldwide following when he co-starred with Gerard Depardieu in the international hit Cyrano de Bergerac, and went on to win fans with his breathtakingly sexy roles in the 1993 Oscar-winner Indochine and the 1994 Cannes Prize-winning Queen Margot. He then made his American debut playing the super-hero title role in The Crow: City of Angels. Most recently, Perez starred opposite Kim Basinger in I Dreamed of Africa; with Sir Ian McKellan and Kathy Bates in Swept From the Sea and in the French films Le Bossu and Those Who Love Me Can Take The Train. His forthcoming roles include The Queen of the Damned from the Anne Rice novel and Stephen Elliott's The Husband I Bought , based on an Ayn Rand novel,
Perez was born in Switzerland to a German mother and Spanish father. He studied at the prestigious Paris Conservatoire and completed his training at L'Ecole des Amandiers. While still in school, he made his screen debut in Gardien de Nuit and co-starred with Jacqueline Bisset in La Maison De Jade. In 1992, he was awarded the prestigious Prix Jean Gabin and in the same year made his directing debut with the short film L'exchange.
On television, Perez starred in the HBO feature "Shot Through The Heart," filmed on location in Sarajevo and Budapest.
Simon Verhoeven plays Walter Gropius, Alma's second husband and the architect who began the revolutionary Bauhaus design group. Simon is the son of famed German director Michael Verhoeven and the actress Senta Berger. His film credits include the U. S. film Party Girl and the European film My Mother's Courage for which he also composed the score. On European television, he has been seen in "Natalie 3: Babystrich online" and "Vino Santo. "
Gregor Seberg plays writer Franz Werfel, Alma's last husband, whom she courted for 9 years before marrying. A well-known face on German television, Seberg made his feature film debut with 1998 comedy Helden in Tirol.