The Last Day – Romy Schneider

On the night of 29 May 1982, the Austrian-born singer died at the age of only 43, probably from an overdose of pills. Whether it was suicide or an accident has not been clarified to this day. With the help of scenic reconstructions, contemporary witnesses and diary entries, the film reconstructs the last day in Romy Schneider’s life and explores the question of how the acting legend died. From this scenery, the viewer looks back at important stations in Romy Schneider’s life, which make it comprehensible what kind of unstable and sensitive person was behind the actress’ myth.

Broadcast date:Am 25. Oktober 2015 auf ZDF History
Length:43 Minuten
Written and directed by:Ute Bönnen und Gerald Endres
Camera:Thomas Walther
Editor:Christopher Kaps
Editorial advisor:Johanna Kaack, Friedrich Scherer
Production:Kerstin Peterssen
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Executive producer:Hartmut Klenke
Filming location:Paris, München, Berln