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(aka "The Last Supper")

 

Directed by Florian Frerichs
Germany 2018

 

On the day Adolf Hitler comes to power, the German-Jewish family Glickstein comes together for a family dinner. Most of them however (like so many other Germans at that time) don't take the Nazis seriously. When young Leah reveals her plans to emigrate from Berlin to Palestine, her family starts disputing. Her father Aaron cant see any reason to leave Germany, the country of their ancestors and the country he risked his live for during the first world war. But when Michael, Leahs younger brother, indicates that he actually is an ardent admirer of the national socialist movement, the family is on the brink of being torn apart... 'The Last Supper' is a very personal and intimate chamber play - but also a warning letter to a world in which populists and demagogues are on the rise.  

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Theatrical Release: April 30th, 2018 (Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival)

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Review: Menemsha Films - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Menemsha Films - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:23:10.485        
Video

2.39:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 21,768,999,265 bytes

Feature: 19,487,514,624 bytes

Video Bitrate: 25.99 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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DTS-HD Master Audio German 1814 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1814 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio German 1557 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1557 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

Subtitles English, None
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2.39:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 21,768,999,265 bytes

Feature: 19,487,514,624 bytes

Video Bitrate: 25.99 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

Trailer (1:12)


Blu-ray Release Date:
June 23rd, 2020
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 11

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Menemsha Films Blu-ray (June 2020): Menemsha Films (Kino) have transferred Florian Frerichs' The Last Supper to Blu-ray. It is on a single-layered disc with a supportive bitrate for the hour and 23-minute feature. It looks very solid in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio. This is a modern made film (DCP format) and is, predictably, clean and consistent. There is depth and the 1080P image quality produces a very pleasing HD presentation.

On their Blu-ray, Menemsha Films offer both a DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround or 2.0 channel track (16-bit) in the original German language. It is almost entirely a dialogue-driven film experience and there are no aggressive effects or demonstrative instances of separation. The score is credited to Ingo Frenzel - who has quite a prodigious career but mostly for German television films. Menemsha Films offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A'-locked Blu-ray.

The Menemsha Films Blu-ray offers only a short trailer - and some trailers for other films. There are no liner notes.

Florian Frerichs' The Last Supper is both subtly realized and powerfully impacting. It takes a fairly passive role in conveying the story of one family's reaction to important political inflection points. Historically this has a fascinating edge and, considering current events - also scary. I found it an excellent film and I was glad to see it on Blu-ray. Wow.

Gary Tooze

 


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