The Last Execution (2021)

12 08/12/2021 (DE) DramaThriller 1h 55m

Based on the true story of the secret death penalty in East Germany


The ambitious scientist Franz Walter doesn't hesitate when he is promised a professorship at the university. He immediately accepts, pledges absolute loyalty to the system and agrees to work for the GDR's foreign intelligence service until he can take up his new position. Together with his colleague Dirk, he is sent on foreign assignments to West Germany. Franz soon has to use blackmail to get innocent people to talk. But his superiors go even further: GDR refugees and their relatives are targeted to be psychologically destroyed, forged letters, medical diagnoses, surveillance and wiretapping are on the agenda. However, this is more than Franz can bear: he feels powerless and increasingly isolates himself. When he then decides to steal secret documents for a later defection to the West, this results in an unfortunate chain reaction leading to his arrest and ultimately to his execution...

  1. Franziska Stünkel

    Director, Writer

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  1. Lars Eidinger

    Lars Eidinger

    Dr. Franz Walter

  2. Devid Striesow

    Devid Striesow

    Dirk Hartmann

  3. Luise Heyer

    Luise Heyer

    Corina Walter

  4. Paula Kalenberg

    Paula Kalenberg


  5. Peter Benedict

    Peter Benedict


  6. Victoria Trauttmansdorff

    Victoria Trauttmansdorff

    Professorin Link

  7. Andreas Schröders

    Andreas Schröders


  8. Moritz Jahn

    Moritz Jahn

    Bodo Renner

  9. Kai Wiesinger

    Kai Wiesinger


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The Last Execution
The Last Execution

Original Title Nahschuss

Status Released

Original Language German

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