The Last Train (2006 film)
|The Last Train|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Joseph Vilsmaier|
|Produced by||Artur Brauner|
|Written by||Stephen Glantz|
|Music by||Chris Heyne|
|Edited by||Uli Schön|
Central Cinema Company Film (CCC), Diamant Film
The film depicts the fate of some of the last remaining Jews in Berlin, who in April 1943 were rounded up at the Berlin-Grunewald station and sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. The film stands out due to its proximity as well as the unsparing realism with which the brutality of a transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp appears.
- Gedeon Burkhard, Henry Neumann
- Lale Yavas, Lea Neumann
- Lena Beyerling, Nina Neumann
- Sibel Kekilli, Ruth Zilbermann
- Roman Roth, Albert Rosen
- Ludwig Blochberger, Crewes
Der letze Zug was filmed in Germany and Czech Republic and went into production in May 2005 on a budget of €2.7 million. During filming, director Joseph Vilsmaier fell from a crane and suffered permanent, albeit minor, injuries. Production halted for two weeks while he was hospitalized. Filming resumed once Vilsmaier recovered, but his wife, actress Dana Vávrová took over directing duties while Vilsmaier supervised.
Eddie Cockrell of Variety stated it had "erratic production values and one-dimensional characterizations" and it is "destined for specialty fests and undiscerning cablers, with solid ancillary classroom use".
- Cockrell, Eddie (11 February 2007). "The Last Train". Variety. Retrieved 20 February 2019.