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THE LAST TRAIN

by Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vávrová

synopsis

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.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. Fried - lich, a fearless young man named Albert Rosen and the young woman Ruth Zilberman.

international title: The Last Train
original title: Der letzte Zug
country: Germany, Czech Republic
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vávrová
film run: 123'
release date: DE 09/11/2006
screenplay: Artur Brauner, Stephen Glantz
cast: Sibel Kekilli, Gedeon Burkhard, Roman Roth, Brigitte Grothum, Lena Beyerling, Juraj Kukura
cinematography by: Helmfried Kober, Joseph Vilsmaier
film editing: Uli Schön
art director: Miroslav Schwarz
costumes designer: Jarmila Konecná
music: Christian Heyne
producer: Artur Brauner, Wolf Brauner, Ivo Pavelek
production: Perathon Film
distributor: Concorde Filmverleih
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