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Film still from LETZTE LIEBE. A couple with a tape recorder on the street.

Fri 10.06.

  • Director

    Ingemo Engström

  • FRG / 1979
    129 min. / 35 mm

  • with

    With Angela Winkler, Rüdiger Vogler

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

“A film about a connection between love and death that is different from ‘until death us do part’: if the love between two people is more important than death, a shared, chosen death is one possibility of preserving this love. And if life dies inexorably, then death is one attempt to preserve life. The film is thus about an amour fou between a young doctor and a former teacher. She, the daughter of German Jews who emigrated to France, returns to Germany one day: she flees her external reality (life in France) into an internal past (the memory of her childhood). The locations of this “film of love and death”: the Rhine, albeit not where it’s romantic, but rather where it’s productive: dirty banks, chemical factory, atomic power stations, and hopeless sadness. Shabby rooms in lousy hotels: the view of industrial suburbs in which one can only die and life is not possible. A film of despairing beauty.” (Norbert Jochum)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media