One Last Evening

by Lukas Nathrath

Anxiety, humor and poignancy resonate across generational and any other borders in this amazingly accomplished and inventive debut

In the standstill of the pandemic summer, a young couple wants a fresh start, moving from Hanover to Berlin. Lisa is an on-the-rise doctor bracing herself for a new position, Clemens is a talented but unsuccessful singer-songwriter crippled by self-doubts. To say goodbye, they host a dinner party in their now empty flat. But good friends cancel — and uninvited guests show up. As the attendees start eying each other's achievements, the evening slowly escalates, leading to an emotional crash that uncovers misunderstandings, rivalries, animosities and anxieties

Genre / Language / Length
Comedy / German / 90 minutes
Original title
Letzter Abend
directed by
Lukas Nathrath
director of photography
Philip Jestädt
screenplay by
Lukas NathrathSebastian Jakob Doppelbauer
produced by
Klinkerfilm supported by Nordmedia and local sponsoring
  • Sebastian Jakob Doppelbauer
  • Pauline Werner
  • Susanne Dorothea Schneider
  • Nikolai Gemel
  • Isabelle von Stauffenberg
  • Valentin Richter
  • Julius Forster
  • Nils Rovira-Muñoz
  • Amelle Schwerk
  • Pascal Houdus

Press Quotes

"A first feature which delivers a scathing portrait of a success-obsessed society whose members mostly don‘t live up to their promise, especially in their own estimation."

Screen International

“One Last Evening has a baby-Vinterberg plot trajectory, with Philip Jestädt's panning camerawork taking in the night's journey from cordiality to acrimony.“

“Funny, precise, almost sociologically accurate...”

“It's great fun - and yet it's noticeably melancholic.”

"An often Excruciating tragedy-laced dramedy"

Selected Festivals & Awards

Saarbrücken Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival