Unser letzter Sommer

SUMMER SOLSTICE (UNSER LETZTER SOMMER)

A FEATURE FILM BY MICHAL ROGALSKI

 

a German-Polish Co-Production 2015
World Premiere: September 2, 2015 – World Competition at the Montreal Film Festival
German Cinema Release: October 22, 2015
 
       
       
   

TRAILER

 

SYNOPSIS
1943. Polish countryside. Germany has begun sending younger and younger recruits to war. That is how Guido, a sensitive 17-year-old, finds himself in Poland. While serving near a small village, he tries to escape the brutality of the war in the attic of the post where he listens to forbidden jazz records and dreams of better times. Meanwhile, Romek, a local Polish boy, tries to help his single mother by working as a railway engineer’s assistant and win the heart of Franka, the daughter of the well-to-do farmer. While helping drive the locomotive, Romek makes regular stops at an abandoned train station where German trains to death camps dispose of suitcases and other personal items of the Jewish victims. Unaware of the scope of the tragedy they represent, the items make little impression on Romek. When he salvages a discarded grammophone, fate brings him, Franka and Guido together. That one moment will change each of their lives forever. Then Romek meets Bunia, a Jewish girl who has managed to escape one of the death trains and he becomes her only hope for survival. The unlikely connection of these four leads to a series of tragedies. Who will survive is not entirely in their hands.
 
CAST
Guido: Jonas Nay
Romek: Filip Piotrowicz
Odi: Gerdy Zint
Oberleutnant: Steffen „Shorty“ Scheumann
Feldwebel: André Hennicke
Franka: Urszula Bogucka
Bunia: Maria Semotiuk
 
CREW
Director & Screenwriter: Michal Rogalski
Cinematographer: Jerzy Zieliński
Editor: Milena Fiedler
Sound: Paul Rischer
Music: Alexander Hacke
 
Producer:
Maciej Strzembosz – Prasa i Film
René Frotscher – Sunday Filmproduktion GmbH
Eva-Marie & Alexander Martens – Mafilm GmbH