Paul Silberstein, younger son of an urbane but deeply strange old Austrian dynasty of confectionary millionaires, has been furnished by nature with a stunning
imagination as well as this difficult legacy. In the Austria of the late 1950’s he discovers the power of love and humor – and also his own extraordinary
ability to shape his realities…
With wit, enthusiasm and a crucial portion of good luck, the eccentric young hero Paul Silberstein first has to discover his heroic qualities in a
bourgeois world dominated by Conservative values and Jesuit morality. He then creates a sparser, friendlier present and invents himself anew as a "scintillating
young dog", an unmistakable individual whose being unfolds with relish, defying all resistance and obstacles, so that he is finally even able to inspire
and liberate people with his brilliant wealth of ideas. With the unwavering approach of a young conqueror he proceeds to liberate himself from everything
which constitutes a spiritual burden.
“You shall honor yourself.” (Paul Silberstein)
The audience experiences the universal story of growing up, searching for identity and finding one's true self through the eyes and soul of this equally
eccentric and loveable young hero full of plans:
“To be the first person to climb down inside Mount Vesuvius in a suit made of asbestos in order to search for fire fish among the glowing lava – that's
one of my plans.
To be the owner of the squirrel-feeding monopoly in the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace is another. Or to be the world champion at being invisible.”