Walter lives together with his wife Helga isolated on a farm in northern Germany; rather they have drifted apart for some time now. After having the everyday breakfast Walter makes the last...
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Walter lives together with his wife Helga isolated on a farm in northern Germany; rather they have drifted apart for some time now. After having the everyday breakfast Walter makes the last hay of the summer when he listens to the news on his tractor radio that a gigantic asteroid is approaching the earth in a great speed. Unfortunately, all attempts to avert the total destruction of mankind within 16 hours are in vain. He is uncertain how to tell his wife and decides for his own sake to conceal the end of the world from her. Trapped by his own lie Walter gradually remembers his almost forgotten love for his wife and is determined to celebrate the nicest last day on earth for her..... Written by
a farmer becomes a caring husband as the world ends
Set in a tiny farm in Northern Germany, a stodgy German farmer becomes a belatedly caring husband as he hides the fact that the world is ending in two days from his wife who putters about noting his behavior is unusual. When the electricity is cut off they attempt to grill a pork-loin outdoors, only to be drenched by an increasing rainfall. The fiery destruction of his model train layout symbolizes the devastation they will soon undergo. Or will they? He resignedly makes two cups of valerian-laced tea to put himself to sleep & lies down beside her, only to awake to a sunny morning. Was it only a nightmare? I watched it before dawn on KQED (S.F. PBS) on Columbus Day & was terrified from beginning to end.
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