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Der letzte Zug (2006)

A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945.

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Henry Neumann
Lale Yavas ...
Lea Neumann
Lena Beyerling ...
Nina Neumann
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Ruth Zilbermann
Roman Roth ...
Albert Rosen
Brigitte Grothum ...
Gabrielle Hellmann
Hans-Jürgen Silbermann ...
Jakob Noschik
Sharon Brauner ...
Erika Friedlich
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Dr. Friedlich
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Izzy Perles (as Vojta Kotek)
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Avram Perles
Magdalena Sidonová ...
Sylvia Perles
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Rosa Wasserstein
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Samuel Wasserstein
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The year is 1943 and the "last of the Jews" are being "evacuated" from Berlin. They are locked in cattle cars with no food and little water. During the trip several of the characters are drawn out and vignettes of their lives are highlighted to restore some humanity to their animal existence aboard the train. The suffering and agony is palpable. Some parts can be watched in double speed as they are just just filler. If you exclude the final theatrical device thrown in at the end, the movie is worth watching for it's historical relevance. Written by Bill F

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The Last Train to Auschwitz  »

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€3,500,000 (estimated)
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During filming, director Joseph Vilsmaier fell out of a crane three meters up while shooting. He was hospitalized, but he recovered and resumed filming, with mild permanent injuries. See more »

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When Nina recites Shema Yisrael, she uses Sephardi pronunciation. That pronunciation was not used in Europe until sometime after Israel became a state (in 1948). See more »

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not excellent director
31 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

The film is good, but somewhat sluggish. On the one hand something always happens, on the other — there's no sense of dynamics, nor feeling of hanging emotions. Music is not quite appropriate. It doesn't help enough, it's too subtle. Acting is good. May be not superb, but good enough to believe in characters. I suppose the main guilt for film being not excellent lies on director. For example, the scene with 'Ode to Joy' must have been made more dramatic, the acting there was (or could be) very good, so, the problem is in directing. May be my expectations were not right and the idea was to make one feel the ordinariness of evil. Nonetheless I want something more than just depiction of historical evil. And I see no answers, even no honestly stated questions. May be, though, my willing to get that questions is a good result of watching the film?


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