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The Last City

Original title
Die letzte Stadt aka
AKA
  • The Last City
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Heinz Emigholz
Music
Kreidler, Alexander Paulick, Andreas Reihse
Cinematography
Till Beckmann, Heinz Emigholz
Cast
Producer
Pym Film
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
An archaeologist and a weapons designer, who knew each other in a previous life as a filmmaker and a psychoanalyst, meet at an excavation site in the Negev desert and begin a conversation about love and war, which they continue in the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. A series of encounters with alternating actors in different roles ensues, which leads the viewer through the cities of Athens, Berlin, Hong Kong and São Paulo. Among those appearing are: an old artist who meets his younger self; a mother who lives with her two grown-up sons, a priest and a policeman; a Chinese and a Japanese woman; a curator and a cosmologist. The protagonists’ dialogues revolve around social taboos that have become obsolete, generational conflicts, war guilt and cosmologies. The architecture of these five cities serves as a third interlocutor in the protagonists’ conversations and completes their philosophical and metaphysical journeys.
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