The Last Berliner / Der Letzte Mieter
Dir : Gregor Erler / 97 mins / Germany / German / 2018
Berlin. The last unrenovated building in a trendy neighbourhood 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.