Der letzte Mieter | © Dualfilm / Film13
© Dualfilm / Film13

The Last Berliner

  • Reissleine (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2016-2018 | Thriller | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting08/11/2016
End of shooting07/01/2017
Number of shooting days28
LocationsBerlin Brandenburg

Project data

Length of movie97 Min.
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Acquisition formatRedcode RAW 5K
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

Berlin. The last unrenovated building in a trendy neighborhood 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 ...


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Matthias ZiesingTobias [L]
Pegah FerydoniShirin Kämper [L]
Moritz HeidelbachMark Franke [L]
Mignon ReméSabine Görgens [SR]
Conrad F. GeierKlages [SR]
Sebastian AchillesRobert [SR]
Henrike HahnJulia [SR]
Tom KeuneVolker Hebestreit [SR]
Kevin NiegotSEK'ler Stefan [SR]
Wolfgang PackhäuserDietmar Heine [SR]
Thilo Prothmann
Thorsten Öhlmann [SR]
Maximilian Brauer [1]Sohn Mieterin
Christopher CornelsenSEK´ler


Vfx producerEva Wendler
Vfx supervisorMarwin Wanek
Vfx supervisorMarco Del Bianco
Vfx set supervisorPhilip Nauck
ColoristJohannes Hilser
Director of photographyMoritz Reinecke
Drone camera operatorKaleb Wentzel-Fisher
Drone camera operatorKai RostásyNachdreh
1st assistant cameraAndrea Kuehnel
DIT digital imaging technicianCarolin Obitz
Still photographerJulius Steffens
Casting directorJana Bolze
Costume designerSophia Lund
Assistant costume designerXenia GaussAssistenz + Hauptgarderobiere
DirectorGregor Erler
1st AD (local system)Jana Bolze
Script supervisorSofia K. Peters
ScriptSofia K. Peters
EditorMoritz Geiser
Key/dolly gripSascha Wiese
Multicopter pilotFlorian Felix Reeh
GafferMarco Minwegen
Best boyMatthias Ihrke
Best boyMarian Knoop
Lighting technician / electricianJoachim 'Cooper' Schlag
Lighting technician / electricianRene Zander6 tage
Additional electricianLeon Kuklinski5 Tage
Key makeup artist/hair stylistJuliane Buchin
ComposerRutger Hoedemaekers
ProducerGregor Erler
ProducerMatthias Ziesing
ProducerChristopher Cornelsen
ProducerMarko Massinger
Production designerAnne Zentgraf
Assistant production designerAni Catak
Standby propsAsja Neumann2 Nachdrehtage , Berlin
Location scoutRoland Schütz
Location scoutRoland Gerhardt
Graphic artistFriederike Goebbels
Production managerSteffen Steigner5.07. - 13.12. 2016
Production managerChristopher Cornelsen13.12- 30-04.2017
Assistant production managerNina Sophie Bayer-Seel
Assistant production managerBao Nguyen Ngoc
Unit managerMarie Habermann
Office production assistantMonica Juergens
ScreenwriterGregor Erlerund Story
ScreenwriterBenjamin Milos Karalic
StoryMatthias Ziesing
Production sound mixerTobias Rüther
Boom operatorPhillip Müller
Sound supervisorAndreas Mühlschlegel
Sound re-recording mixerAndreas Mühlschlegel
Sound editorTom Weber
Foley recordistVolker Armbruster
Foley recordistMarkus Rebholz
Foley artistLuis Schöffend
Stunt coordinatorDaniel Stockhorst
Marketing, public relationJulius Steffens

Production companies

Königsgartenfilm [de]auch ausführende Produktion
Cornelsen Films GmbH
film13 GbR [de]

Distributing companies

Arri Media International [de]World Sales
Dualfilm GmbH [de]Distribution Germany


Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Production ConsultingBerlin City Cops
Production ConsultingLEON ActionteamPolizei Fachberatung
Production ServicesastRein FußmattenFußmattenservice
CostumesBerlin City Cops
CostumesLean Selling
CostumesLEON ActionteamPolizei Fahrzeuge
Vehicles and aircraftsBMW Group
Vehicles and aircraftsCMS - Car Motion Service GmbH
Vehicles and aircraftsLEON ActionteamPolizei Uniformen
Image (VFX)Day for Night GmbHvfx production
Sound (Postproduction)Sono2 GmbH - Sound for Motion Pictures [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Gregor Erler2018Int. Hofer Filmtage [de]Nominated
Anne Zentgraf2018Int. Hofer Filmtage [de]Bild-Kunst Förderpreis - Bestes SzenenbildNominated
Sophia Lund2018Int. Hofer Filmtage [de]Bild-Kunst Förderpreis - Bestes KostümbildNominated
Gregor Erler2019Kinofest Lünen [de]LüdiaWinner
Gregor Erler2019AFIN - International Film Festival [au]Best First-Time FilmmakerNominated
Gregor Erler2019AFIN - International Film Festival [au]Best DirectorNominated
Gregor Erler2019South Film and Arts Academy Festival [cl]Best DirectorWinner
Gregor Erler2019South Film and Arts Academy Festival [cl]Best First Feature DirectorWinner
Gregor Erler2019Vegas Movie Awards [us]Best Indie Feature Director (Honorable Mention)Winner
Gregor Erler2019Action On Film Int. Film Festival [us]Best Foreign Feature DirectorNominated


2019GermanyKinofest LünenWettbewerb Lüdia
2019USA15th Accolade Global Film Festivalofficial selection
2019USA10th IndieFEST Film Awardsofficial selection
2019USA15th Action On Film International Film Festivalofficial selection
2019VenezuelaFICOCC Five Continents International Film Festivalofficial selection
2019Slovenia15th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festivalofficial selection
2019USAVegas Movie Awardsofficial selection
2019ChileSFAAF South Film and Arts Academy Festivalofficial selection
2019USA9th Catalina Film Festivalofficial selection
2019Italy2nd Rome Independent Cinema Festivalofficial selection


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 13/08/2020
PremiereWednesday, 24/10/2018Hofer Filmtage