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Waller's Last Trip (1989)

Wallers letzter Gang (original title)
Waller, an old track inspector will be forced out of work, because his railway line will be shut down. In flashbacks he reflects his past while walking for his final inspection.


Christian Wagner


Gerhard Koepf (novel), Christian Wagner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Illig ... Waller
Sibylle Canonica ... Rosina
Volker Prechtel ... Karg
Herbert Knaup ... Waller (jung)
Crescentia Dünßer Crescentia Dünßer ... Angelika Heindl
Rainer Egger Rainer Egger ... Albin
Robert Naegele Robert Naegele ... Kuiskle
Franz A. Huber Franz A. Huber ... Schaible
Stefan Moos Stefan Moos ... Spangenberg
Guenter Burger Guenter Burger ... Rasch (as Günter Burger)
Erika Wackernagel Erika Wackernagel ... Mutter Rasch
Irm Hermann ... Ordensschwester
Tilo Prückner ... Paul Schönfaerber
Klaus Hermann ... Kind Waller
Daniel Lemme Daniel Lemme ... Kind Rasch


An idyllic valley in the Allgaeu (South-Germany). A railway line will be shut down. WALLER, an old track inspector whose life has been part of its history, will be forced out of work. Waller sets out on his final inspection. His journey becomes a journey through time: his memories lead us to people, to pleasure, to forgotten facts. Grass grows over the memory. When WALLER passes the last buffer, the tracks have disappeared beneath the high grass. Written by <wagnerfilm@aol.com>

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Biography | Drama | War


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A quiet, personal film. One of the few German film...
18 September 2000 | by boyoffthewallSee all my reviews

A quiet, personal film. One of the few German films to have success not only in Germany, but worldwide. Deservedly of the best and most viewed films internationally to come out of Germany in the last decade. One of Wagner`finest works, which laid the groundworks for contemplative German films today.

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13 April 1989 (West Germany) See more »

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DEM1,280,000 (estimated)
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Color (Fujicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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