Die letzte Chance / The Last Chance

by Leopold Lindtberg Special Screenings

1943 in Northern Italy. Two soldiers, a Brit and an American, escape from a German prison truck. While in a remote mountain village, they meet a priest hiding Jewish refugees, who convinces them to take a number of these desperate souls on the dangerous journey across the snow-capped mountains into neutral Switzerland. This is their last chance. In collaboration with Praesens Film, Cinémathèque Suisse, Memoriav and SRF, Zurich Film Festival once again presents the restored version of a Swiss cinema classic. Leopold Lindtberg’s award-winning, internationally acclaimed drama DIE LETZTE CHANCE is one of the most important productions in Swiss cinema history. It was recently screened at Cannes within the "Classics" section.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 1945
  • Runtime: 113 Min
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, Italian, French, Yiddish
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Leopold Lindtberg
  • Cast: Ewart G. Morrison, John Hoy, Ray Reagan, Luisa Rossi, Romano Calò, Therese Giehse, Robert Schwarz, Germaine Tournier
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  • Screenplay: Richard Schweizer
  • Cinematography: Emil Berna
  • Editor: Hermann Haller
  • Music: Robert Blum
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  • Producer: Lazar Wechsler
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  • Production Company: Praesens Film AG
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