Der letzte Zug

Der letzte Zug

Deutschland / Tschechien 2005/2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Last Train

Wartime Germany, 1943. The Nazis want a Berlin "cleansed of the Jews".
Almost 70,000 Jews have already been deported from the capital of the
German Reich. The last transports to Auschwitz are set to roll in April. Any
day, any night, the Gestapo can arrive, drag the last remaining Jews into the
streets and drive them away on trucks. For 688 Jews this fear becomes reality.
Whether young or old, men, women, children, families, married couples,
pregnant women, strangers or friends, academicians, artists or workers,
wealthy or poor – it makes no difference anymore. They are all brought to
Berlin Grunewald – Track 17 – and stuffed into the waiting cattle cars. The
journey to certain death lasts six days. A struggle against unbearable heat,
thirst and hunger ensues. In their desperation some try to break out of their
relentlessly progressing prison hell, among them Henry and Lea Neumann
with their two children, an older loving couple, the cabaret performer
Jakob Noschik and the pianist Gabriella Hellmann, the physician Dr. Friedlich, a fearless young man named Albert Rosen and the young woman Ruth
Zilberman.

In this drama, produced by the legendary Berlin film producer Artur Brauner, Joseph Vilsmaier and his wife Dana Vávrová have vividly re-enacted the ordeal of these 688 Jews. This train really existed. It stands symbolically for the fate of the Jews of Berlin, in fact in all of Europe. Worse still: In reality it was not even the last train.

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vávrová
Screenplay:Stephen Glantz
Director of photography:Joseph Vilsmaier
Editing:Uli Schön
Music:Christian Heyne
  
Cast: 
Gedeon BurkhardHenry Neumann
Lale Türkan YavasLea Neumann
Lena BeyerlingNina Neumann
Juraj KukuraDr. Friedlich
Sibel KekilliRuth Zilbermann
Roman RothAlbert Rosen
Brigitte GrothumGabrielle Hellmann
Hans-Jürgen SilbermannJakob Noschik
Ludwig BlochbergerSS-Obersturmführer Crewes
Sharon Brauner
Marco Hofschneider
  
Production company:CCC Filmkunst GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Artur Brauner

All Credits

Director:Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vávrová
Assistant director:Marek Juráček
Screenplay:Stephen Glantz
based on:Artur Brauner (Erzählung)
Director of photography:Joseph Vilsmaier
Assistant camera:Christian Knöpfle
Clapper loader:Jakob von Lenthe
2nd Camera unit:Helmfried Kober
Production design:Jaromir Švarc, Zdeněk Lstibůrek
Make-up artist:Josef Lojik
Costume design:Jarmila Konečná
Editing:Uli Schön
Sound editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard (Dialoge)
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound design:Nico Krebs, Stefan Busch
Sound:Jiři Křiž
Audio mixing:Hubertus Rath
Casting:Miroslava Hyziková
Music:Christian Heyne
  
Cast: 
Gedeon BurkhardHenry Neumann
Lale Türkan YavasLea Neumann
Lena BeyerlingNina Neumann
Juraj KukuraDr. Friedlich
Sibel KekilliRuth Zilbermann
Roman RothAlbert Rosen
Brigitte GrothumGabrielle Hellmann
Hans-Jürgen SilbermannJakob Noschik
Ludwig BlochbergerSS-Obersturmführer Crewes
Sharon Brauner
Marco Hofschneider
  
Production company:CCC Filmkunst GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Perathon Film und Fernseh GmbH (Grünwald), Diamant Film (Prag)
Producer:Artur Brauner
Co-Producer:Joseph Vilsmaier
Executive producer:Ivo Pavelek
Line producer:Wolf Brauner
Associate producer:Alice Brauner
Production assistant:Gerhard Lackner
Production coordinator:Marleen Dyett
Shoot:18.05.2005-26.07.2005: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Köln, Litauen
Original distributor:Concorde Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:3381 m, 123 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 21.09.2006, 107508, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 09.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.11.2008, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (CZ) Poslední vlak
Originaltitel (DE) Der letzte Zug

Versions

Original

Length:3381 m, 123 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 21.09.2006, 107508, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 09.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.11.2008, ARD
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2007
Spezialpreis der Jury
 
FBW 2006
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll