Director Philipp Kaessbohrer

Production year 2011

Length 23min.

Country Germany


Walter lives with his wife Helga on an isolated farm in northern Germany. They’ve been leading
parallel lives for many years now. After a routine breakfast, Walter is making the last hay of the summer when he hears news of a gigantic asteroid hurtling towards earth on the tractor radio. Unfortunately, all attempts to avert the total destruction of mankind, which is due to begin within 16 hours, are in vain. Uncertain of how to tell his wife the news, he decides to conceal the end of the world from her. Trapped in his own lie, Walter begins to contemplate the love for his wife, which he had almost completely forgotten and becomes determined to make this the best possible last day on earth for her.


Honorable Mention | Max Ophüls Preis FF, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2011

Audience Award | Kurzfilmtage, Augsburger, Germany, 2011

2nd Jury and Audience Award | European Short FF, Cologne, Germany, 2011

Audience Award | Shorts at Moonlight FF, Frankfurt, Germany, 2011

Jury and Audience Award | Wendland Shorts FF, Germany, 2011


Philipp Kaessbohrer
Philipp Kaessbohrer



Matthias Schulz, Dani Barsch


Thomas Krauslach, Philipp Kaessbohrer, Matthias Schulz

Director of Photography

Jakob Beurle

Production designer

Graziella Tomasi

Music by

Gene Edzi, Konstantin Gropper


Marius Lex


Jakob Beurle, Philipp Kaesbohrer, Karein Steger


Moritz Behrman, Karin Graf, Christian Habicht, Gernot Hertel, Klaus Manchen, Astrid Polak

Philipp Kaessbohrer

Born 1983, Biberach, Germany. He studied media design for images and sound at public TV Company, SWR in Baden-Baden (specialization: feature film, 2004-2006) and since 2007 he is an art student at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Department of Film (Director). Since 2006 has been working as a freelance director for music videos, commercials and TV including SWR and WDR. He won several awards.


Dein letzter Todestag (2005), Mein Schatten (2006), Besenkampf sieht rot (2007), kurzvorneun (2007), Gemeinsam allein (2008), Der Tag an dem Herrn Müller einfach nichts einfallen wollte (2009), Armadingen (2011).

FILMS 2012