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Last Words (1968)

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The story of a solitary man who refuses to leave a Greek island (at one time a leper colony) is told by a strange variety of characters who don't have much to say except to repeat their ... See full summary »

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Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog
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Lefteris Daskalakis Lefteris Daskalakis
Antonis Papadakis Antonis Papadakis
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The story of a solitary man who refuses to leave a Greek island (at one time a leper colony) is told by a strange variety of characters who don't have much to say except to repeat their tellings over and over again. But the person who has the final word on the matter, the lonely character himself, may not explain anything about his personal reasons for not abandoning the place. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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And his famous last words were...
7 June 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

'Last Words' is Herzog's short film which he made during filming his first feature 'Signs of Life'. It is a story about solitary man who was forced to leave from small island where he had remain as sole occupant. Filmed like documentary the story is told through witnesses who don't have much to say, but repeating their only lines. It is a sad story that is told through absurd and peculiar humor in a way only Werner Herzog could manage. Funny, but sad. Few words, but much is said. Minimalistic, but interestingly touching.


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West Germany

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Greek | German

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26 November 1976 (USA) See more »

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