Hubert von Goisern and his Alpinkatzen have become the stars of popular music. The esoterism and magic of the mountain environment is the inspiration of the sound expressed by the group and by von Goisern. The film shows the band that, at the height of their success, has decided to quit. The concert in the film is the last the band will give and was filmed at Zirkus Krone in Munich.
Joseph Vilsmaier was born in Munich in 1939. From 1953 to 1961, he worked at Arnold & Richter; at the same time he studied music at the Munich Conservatory, graduating in the piano. In 1961, he started work as a photography assistant at Bavaria Film. In 1988, Vilsmaier founded a production company, Perathon Film, debuting with the film Herbstmich. He has won the Bavarian Film Prize three times. In 1996, he won the City of Trento Grand Prize, the Golden Gentian, with the film Schlafes Bruder. His most recent productions include Leo und Claire (2001) and Drei Engel für Dr. No (2001).