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The Last Execution Nahschuss

  Franziska Stüenkel

  Germany     114 minutes

Synopsis

East Berlin, 1981. Tempted by the offer of a prestigious professorship, ambitious scientist Franz Walter (Lars Eidinger) is convinced to go to work for the GDR’s Stasi. Blackmail, coercion, surveillance, wiretapping–they all become part of his daily routine. As the consequences of these duties bear down on him, Franz realizes he can’t, in good conscience, continue. But can one man stand up to a totalitarian system? Inspired by the true story of Werner Teske, this historical drama comes alive as a white-knuckle political and psychological thriller and a searing indictment of an immoral authoritarian state.

 German with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 8:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Special Guests*: Franziska Stünkel (director)
*Subject to change

In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 21 @ 5:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Special Guests*: Franziska Stünkel (director)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

Media

Film Credits

  •   Bettina Wente; Wolfgang Cimera
  •   Franziska Stuenkel
  •   Andrea Mertens
  •   Anke Osterloh
  •   Nikolai von Graevenitz
  •   Lars Eidinger; Devid Striesow, Luise Heyer
  •   Karim Sebastian Elias
  •   Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
  •   https://www.nahschuss-derfilm.de/

Sponsors

Cultural Partner

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