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Last Days, The (letzten Tage, Die)

Last Days, The
Scene from "The Last Days" (photo © Thomas Moeller/Stuttgart)

April 1945.

An American B-17 bomber is shot down over Germany and three crew members parachute out.

Gunner David Feingold and navigator Ben Rayment watch from a distance as a German patrol kills one of their crewmates in cold blood, a shocking act that makes them realize how badly they need a place to hide.

It’s clear that the Allies will soon take over the country, and Germany has ordered its teenagers and old men to patrol near the front and execute any deserters on the spot.

David and Ben find cover in an abandoned farmhouse. They are surprised by the presence of the German deserter Anton Kreetz who is hiding there.

Hate, distrust and the will to survive the last days of war will put the relationship of the three men to the ultimate test.

Oliver Frohnauer was born in 1977 and studied Audio-Visual Media Sciences at the University of Hildesheim. During an internship at ZDF, he trained as a camera assistant. From 1999-2005, he studied Direction at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. His films include: the shorts Operation Durante (2001), Superstar (2002), Welcome to Estonia (2003), and his graduation film The Last Days (Die letzten Tage, 2005).
Genre History, Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2005
Director Oliver Frohnauer
Screenplay Oliver Frohnauer, Sebastian Feld
Cinematography Thomas Bergmann
Oliver Frohnauer, Stephan Roth
Philipp E. Kuempel, Andreas Moisa
Jan Jericho
Cast Clayton Nemrow, Jeff Burrell, Sebastian Rueger, Christian Gaul
Producer Martin Liebig
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, in co-production with SWR/Stuttgart, ARTE
Length 35 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English/German
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Hof 2005, Kolkata 2006

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