Last Men in Aleppo

Feras Fayyad, Denmark, 2017

104 min.DK/Documentary

After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the volunteers from the White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud are among the first to enter the destroyed buildings, scouring through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life. They are now living more or less under constant bombing together with the remaining 350,000 civilians in Aleppo. They all struggle with the same dilemma: Should they flee and bring their families to safety, or should they stay and fight for their city?
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Last Men in Aleppo
Danish title De sidste mænd i Aleppo
Keywords Syria, Civil wars, Rescue work, White Helmets, The, Courage, Civilian population, Everyday life, 2010-2019
Director Feras Fayyad
Co-director Steen Johannessen
Screenplay Feras Fayyad
Producer Søren Steen Jespersen, Kareem Abeed
Director of Photography Fadi al Halabi, Husam al Halabi, Mojahed Abo Al Joud
Editor Steen Johannessen, Michael Bauer
Production country Denmark, Syria, Germany
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales DR International Sales
Danish festival release 15.03.2017, Koncerthuset DR, CPH:DOX 2017
Online release 19.09.2017
Comment Winner of the international documentary competition at Sundance and the main award at CPH:DOX. Syrian director Feras Fayyad has worked on a number of films on Syrian issues. Steen Johannessen, co-director, is known as an experienced editor on documentary films. Last Men in Aleppo marks his first directorial endeavour.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company
Executive Producer Larm Film, AMC
Co-production Kloos & Co Medien
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, ARTE
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Feras Fayyad
Co-director Steen Johannessen
Assisting director Hassan Khattan


Screenplay Feras Fayyad
Story and research Feras Fayyad


Producer Søren Steen Jespersen
Producer Kareem Abeed
Co-producer Stefan Kloos


Cinematographer Fadi al Halabi
Cinematographer Husam al Halabi
Cinematographer Mojahed Abo Al Joud


Editor Steen Johannessen
Editor Michael Bauer

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Interview Politiken-Fonden Hygum Sørensen, Dorte 2017-03-16
Interview Information Aagaard, Charlotte 2017-03-15
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Hegnsvad, Kristoffer 2017-03-15
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Hygum Sørensen, Dorte 2017-01-26
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