• The Last City

    The Last City

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  • The Last City

    The Last City

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  • The Last City

    The Last City

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  • The Last City

    The Last City

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  • The Last City

    The Last City

    .

The Last City

a film by Heinz Emigholz

The Last City

Germany | 2020 | 101:00 min

Original Title:
DIE LETZTE STADT

Formal Categories

Human Interest Society

Content Categories

Documentary Hybrid
Synopsis
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.

With: John Erdman, Jonathan Perel, Young Sun Han, 
Dorothy Ko, Susanne Sachsse, Laurean Wagner
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Locations: Be’erSheva, Athen, Berlin, São Paulo, Hongkong.
Festivals/Awards
2020
Special Jury Prize - Dokumenta Madrid
70 Berlinale – Encounters
Doclisboa
Viennale
2021
Hong Kong IFF, Kaleidoskope – Poetry In Motion
Cast and Crew
  • Director Heinz Emigholz
Production Company
Filmgalerie 451
Saarbrücker Straße 24, 10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 33982800

Fax: +49 30 33982810

info@filmgalerie451.de
http://filmgalerie451.de
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