Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Beck's Last Summer
(Becks letzter Sommer)

Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 95 minutes

Beck's Last Summer
Beck's Last Summer
Beck's Last Summer


Robert Beck is a former musician, now miserably stuck in a teaching job he barely shows up for. Rauli is an outsider student with musical talent so powerful that when Beck hears him, it relights a flame that’s been dead for years. He takes the youngster under his wings, writing songs, setting up gigs, and recording a demo he passes along to his former bandmate, who now works at Universal Records. The problem is, the label loves Rauli but isn’t interested in Beck. Keeping this a secret from Rauli, Beck embarks on a mission to find another route to their success. In the process, he alienates his girlfriend, who is struggling with her own unfulfilled ambitions. What began as a kind gesture to help out a gifted teenager has now become one man’s obsessive battle for a second chance at a failed dream. When Rauli and Beck join a friend on a life-altering road trip, they discover they’ve both been hiding something. BECK’S LAST SUMMER is a profound and earnest dramedy, affirming that finding oneself can be a lifelong journey. (In English and German with subtitles) –E.F.

CIFF40 Screenings

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Music Movies Competition

Frieder Wittich

Frieder Wittich was born in Stuttgart in 1974. He served as a camera assistant for SAT.1 and Landesstudio Stuttgart. He studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich.

"13 Semester" (2009), BECK'S LAST SUMMER (2015)

Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen

Oliver Ziegenbalg, Frieder Wittich

Christian Rein

Principal Cast
Christian Ulmen, Nahuel PĂ©rez Biscayart, Eugene Boateng, Friederike Becht, Fabian Hinrichs

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