Nahschuss by Germany’s Franziska Stünkel wraps shooting

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The last scene of the historical drama Nahschuss by author and director Franziska Stünkel was shot last week. Stünkel is a German photographer, screenwriter and film director with a considerable amount of experience in documentary filmmaking.

The story is set in 1981 and is inspired by a certain period in recent German history – namely, the GDR years. Nahschuss, the title of the film, means “potshot” in English and refers to the real-life character of Dr Werner Teske, on whom the story is based. Teske was assassinated in East Germany for political reasons, and it is said that he was killed by a close-range gunshot.

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