THE LAST WILL


Villa September was probably never a haven of peace. The seniors who live here are opinionated – and there’s plenty to whinge about in the old mansion that is far past its glory days. But when the philanthropically-minded owner Dagmar Winkelmann dies unexpectedly and her niece Ella takes over the old age home, things get uncomfortable. When she claimed her inheritance, Ella obviously had something else in mind than assuming responsibility for a dilapidated, underfunded nursing home – a home whose residents largely speak an incomprehensible dialect to boot. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to sell the estate until the last resident has left Villa September. And so, Ella determinedly sets out to get rid of them. Since economizing is necessary anyway, she begins by scrimping on the food served. Her all-consuming concern to save extends to the staff and beyond. The residents, Käthe, Horst, Heinrich, Theo and all the others, are aghast. They’re worried about losing their home and about how far the new boss’ zeal will lead her…
That’s when they decide to mobilize resistance – which they can muster in abundance! And the staff too won’t be pushed around without consequences. All sides go about their plans with spellbinding ingenuity: intrigues abound and things get tumultuous in the villa.

CAST

Ella Fernandez - Janna Striebeck
Marlene Klingenberg - Katharina Matz
Käthe Holzinger - Sabine Hahn
Heinrich Rehbein - Christian Pätzold
Horst Niemayer - Willem Menne
Theodor Kirschbaum - Jürgen Haug
Walter Lohmann - Jochen Striebeck
Kurt Lohmann - Christian Koerner
Gudrun Pfisterer - Karoline Eichhorn
Görge Stegmaier - Joachim Raaf
Lucie Dill - Franziska Küpferle
Dagmar Winkelmann - Ulrike Barthruff
Sophie Dettmann - Hannah Walther
Grazyna Kowalsky - Gosia Konieczna
Osaro Okeke - Eugene Boateng
Dr. Richard Fuchs - Nicky von Tempelhoff

CREW

Writer / Director - Ulrike Grote
Executive Producer - Ilona Schultz
Producer SWR - Margret Schepers, Brigitte Dithard
D.O.P. - Thomas Vollmar
Cutter - Henrike Dosk
Production Design - Tanja Arlt
Costume Design - Henrike Luz
Make Up Artist - Monika Knauf, Miriam Hauser
Composition - Jörn Kux
Sound - Elaine Niessner
Line Producer - Wolfgang Krenz
Producer - Mina Avramova