Beck's Last Summer
Filmfest 2015

Beck is in his late thirties. He once wanted to be a rock star but ended up a music teacher in Berlin instead. He was kicked out of his band a long time ago, his friendship with drummer Charlie is all that remains. One day Beck realizes that one of his pupils could be his ticket out of mediocrity. One of his students, Rauli Kantas, is a musical prodigy, a hugely gifted electric guitar player and a great songwriter. Beck decides to take the boy under his wing, helping him have what he didn't - a career as a musician. His motives are not entirely altruistic, as he tries to steer the boy into the right direction – which proves difficult because the quiet young man Rauli harbours a secret. Things become even more complicated when Charlie asks a big favor of Beck. He's been diagnosed with lymphoma and wants to pay a last visit to his mother in Istanbul. A very unusual road trip begins...
Claussen+Putz Filmproduction


 


PLEASE NOTE: This film will be screened in its original version with English subtitles. EXCEPTION: The screening on July 3, 5 PM, will be a barrier-free version for seeing and hearing impaired (audio description, German subtitles)

tags: Comedy, Literature, Music, Road Movie, Feature film

Cast: Christian Ulmen, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Eugene Boateng, Friederike Becht, Fabian Hinrichs

Credits

Screenplay: Oliver Ziegenbalg, Frieder Wittich

Original Material: Benedict Wells

Director of Photography: Christian Rein

Film Editor: Marty Schenk

Composer: Tobias Jundt aka Bonaparte

Production Designer: Eva Maria Stiebler

Costume Design: Silke Faber

Sound: Ben Krüger

Producer: Jakob Claussen, Uli Putz

Production Company: Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH

Co-Producer: Helge Sasse, Solveig Fina, Franz Kraus, Antonio Exacoustos

Co-Production Company: Senator Film Produktion, Arri Film & TV Services, B.A. Produktion, 23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH

World Sales: ARRI Worldsales

Distributor: Senator Film Verleih GmbH

Director: Frieder Wittich