Deutsche Version

Der letzte Kuss

Director: Riki Kalbe    → show biography   
Country: West Germany
Year: 1977
Synopsis: The initial idea was to make a children’s film about chocolate-covered marshmallows. How they are made, what they are made of, where they are made, who manufactures them under what conditions. The women who work on the assembly line are happy to tell us all about themselves. We are a welcome diversion. We noticed that the men have the better jobs and also earn more money. The women don’t entirely let themselves be taken in by the meritocracy. Talking, goofing off, and singing, they help each other to get through their 8-hour day. We like that. We drop the idea of a children’s film. In this film we tried out a documentary film form that deliberately does without interviews, relying instead largely on the effect of the images. (dffb information material) From today's perspective the film also offers a glimpse into the history of migration in West Germany.
Language: German

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: rental upon request
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 25
Color: b&w
Sound: Magnetic track
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 273
Weight: 1.25
Number of reels: 1