BECK’S LAST SUMMER

BECK’S LAST SUMMER

Beck’s Last Summer © ARRI Media
Beck’s Last Summer © ARRI Media
Thursday, 29 September, at 08:00 p.m.
Germany 2015, 98 min. – Eng. ST
Director: Frieder Wittich
Screenplay: Oliver Ziegenbalg, Frieder Wittich
Director of photography: Christian Rein
Editing: Marty Schenk
Music: Bonaparte (Berlin), Tobias Jundt
Cast: Christian Ulmen, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Eugene Boateng, Friederike Becht, Fabian Hinrichs, Anna Lena Klenke, Boris Gaza, Ernst Stötzner, Rainer Reiners, Hermann Beyer
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Music

Awards:
Jupiter Award 2016: Nominated Jupiter Award Best German Actor, Christian Ulmen

When he was young, Robert Beck was sure that he would become a star musician one day. Yet things turned out quite differently. He never got his breakthrough, and instead he had to settle for a life as a music teacher. But then he discovers 17-year-old Rauli, a real musical prodigy: Not only is the young Latvian a marvelous guitar player, he is also a gifted singer and composer. Robert decides to get Rauli a shot at stardom and to help him to a record deal. Alas, his girlfriend Lara just now declares that she wants to study in Rome, and his best friend Charlie needs his company on a trip to Istanbul. Acing on an impulse, Beck takes his new protégé Rauli along for an eventful drive to Turkey.

Director: Frieder Wittich
Friedrich Wittich (*1974) started his career as a camera assistent working for German private TV companies. At that time he started to write screenplays, before finishing his studies of directing in 2005 and graduating from the University of Television and Film in Munich. “13 Semester” a comedy about students’ life at a university aired 2009 in German cinemas. His follow up movie “Beck’s last summer” is a tragicomedy and based on the novel by Benedict Wells.

Source: www.filmportal.de