Waller's Last Trip
by Christian Wagner
An idyllic tributary valley in the Allgau. This is the place where they are planning to close down a train line. And with it, the old track controller Waller, whose life story is closely knit with that of this section of train tracks.
Waller starts off on his last inspection round. Silent and withdrawn, he sets off, pacing over the ties step-by-step. His passage along the tracks becomes a passage through time.
Childhood in the 20s, his first experience as a track controller, taking leave from his best friend, who becomes a soldier in 1941 and never returns home.
After the war, the love of his life: Angelika... A forbidden love; the factory owner Heindl would never agree to the marriage between his daughter and a simple track controller. But everything happens completely differently...
The traces of memory lead to people, to enjoyment, to forgetting. The memory is one that is deeply buried; overrun with grass grown over time. In the end, when Waller goes past the last buffer stop, the tracks have sunken into the surrounding waist-deep grass. Only the railroad embankment is still visible as a thin strip that runs through the landscape and accompanies WALLER'S LAST TRIP.
2007 - WOMEN WHILE FLEEING (Frauen auf der Flucht) (DOC)
2006 - WARCHILD - BALKAN BLUES TRILOGY II (Warchild - Stille Sehnsucht)
2002 - GHETTO KIDS
2000 - TEN CRAZY DAYS (Zehn wahnsinnige Tage)
1997 - ZITA - BALKAN BLUES TRILOGY I (short)
1994 - TRANSATLANTIS
1990 - TRAIN
1988 - WALLER'S LAST TRIP (Wallers letzter Gang)
1984 - BORN TO BE FREE IN CAPTIVITY (Eingeschlossen, frei zu sein)
1981 - DER PROPHETOR
Waller - Rolf Illig
Rosina - Sibylle Canonica
Stumpf - Frank Boehm
Karg - Volker Prechtel
Young Waller - Herbert Knaup
Angelika Heindl - Crescentia Dünsser
Written & directed by: Christian Wagner
Producer: Christian Wagner
Director of Photograohy: Thomas Mauch
Editor: Norbert Herzner
Production Design: Mariande Heller
Music: Florian E. Müller
A production of: Christian Wagner Filmproduktion
Format: 4K DCP / 1:1.66 / Colour, black & white
Length: 100 Min.
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Serbo-Croatian
Original Title: Wallers letzter Gang