Berlin. The last unrenovated building in a trendy neighborhood is being vacated. The former tenants are moving out, but Dietmar (67) refuses to budge. His son Tobias (34) tries to convince him to move into social housing. However, his father resists – he will not leave his beloved apartment which has been his home for 40 years. The situation between Tobias, his father, and the building’s realtor, who seems to be there by chance, escalates and gets completely out of hand.
When the young police officer Shirin suddenly appears in the doorway, Tobias must decide whether he will really take a stand for something for the first time in his life and follow through with it. But is that all there is to it? What was the father really planning? It quickly becomes clear that the truth is much more complicated, and that many things are not quite what they seem in this chamber play full of twists and turns …
A Berlin thriller about the highly topical issue of gentrification – gripping and tragic right until the surprising end.
GREGOR ERLER was born in 1982 in Berlin and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Active as a writer and director, his award-winning films include: the shorts BREAKING THE RULES (2005), A WEEKEND FOR RACISTS (2005), BAD LUCK, GOOD LUCK! (2006), BEING THE ODD ONE OUT (2006), ONE MAN SHOW (2010), ST. CHRISTOPHORUS: ROADKILL (2010), and his debut feature THE LAST BERLINER (2018).photos © Film13/Koenigsgarten