final-picture-the-story

A local conflict in the Middle East increases. In a short period of time America and Russia take part of the conflict. Everything escalates and the nuclear rockets were started. In a small town in the middle of Europe, called Tannenstadt, Caroline, Frank and Peter try to get save in an old military bunker from the cold war. There is also a bigger civil bunker, but not for all residents. The head of the district has to decide between saving some lives or dying of all. Germany was hit by a lot of bombs, but mostly in the bigger cities. But the radiation is everywhere. Will they survive?

final-picture-directors-statement

Final Picture is a movie, haunted in my head since years. I could not understand why human beings do need weapons like a nuclear bomb. 2012 I started to write the screenplay to “Final Picture”. It was written in three weeks and the shooting was completely planed in four months. I collected round about 15.000 Euro for the project to be done. We shot our movie in nearly two weeks on original locations. Many people said “This is historic from cold war. Nobody wants to see a movie like this.”, but after the first screening they changed their mind. Also world politics changed since our shooting. Newspapers all over the world now titled “The world again is afraid of an atomic war”.
A Canadian nuclear physicist said after a screening “This film is a weapon against nuclear bombs! It should be seen everywhere.”