PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

The Last Execution

Local title
Viimane hukkamine
Title in Russian
The Last Execution
Original title
Nahschuss
Director
Franziska Stünkel
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Current Waves, Goethe-Institut Presents: New German Cinema
Genre
historical drama, biographical film
Subject
Society, prison, betrayal, politics

Franz Walter has just completed his engineering degree when the East German foreign intelligence agency makes him an offer. Dazzled by the many privileges that the new job brings, Franz accepts. He and his girlfriend move into the apartment provided by the spy agency and begin to settle into a comfortable new life. But his tasks become more and more horrid. When a work assignment suddenly requires Franz to resort to means that he cannot reconcile with his conscience, he decides to call it quits, but the Stasi won’t let him go.

Inspired by the true life and death story of a GDR citizen, Lars Eidinger shines in this subtle portrait of a man of many high and low aspirations, crushed by the times and politics.

Director
Franziska Stünkel
Screenwriter
Franziska Stünkel
Cast
Lars Eidinger, Luise Heyer, Devid Striesow, Kai Wiesinger, Victoria Trauttmansdorff
Producer
Bettina Wente, Wolfgang Cimera
DoP
Nikolai von Graevenitz
Editor
Andrea Mertens
Music
Karim Sebastian Elias
Production
NETWORK MOVIE Film- und Fernsehproduktion
World sales
Global Scren
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Franziska Stünkel

Franziska Stünkel (snd 1973)

Vineta (2006), Nahschuss (The Last Execution, 2021)

Goethe Instituut

Goethe Instituut

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110501 / Viimane hukkamine
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsFranziska Stünkel - Director
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening131502 / Viimane hukkamine
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening160402 / Viimane hukkamine
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningViimane hukkamine
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian