View Full Version : The last Flight

Kongo Otto
11-01-2007, 01:48 PM
Short movie, don´t know if you already know.
Good movie.
The last Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WKK1RQoewM)

11-01-2007, 02:04 PM

very good stuff


11-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Very good, great production values too.

I recollect his P-38 was located recently.

11-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Superb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

11-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Well posted, Kongo Otto. Many thanks.

11-01-2007, 02:36 PM
Sweet! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


11-01-2007, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the link..... it's a real pity that the Frenchmen didn't make it.
If he had made it, who knows, perhaps he would have made more books with his magic.... but that, we will never know.

11-01-2007, 03:57 PM
Excellent flick! Thx for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

11-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Excellent stuff! Well told as a story.

Thanks for sharing.

Kongo Otto
11-01-2007, 05:28 PM
Well the story is pure fiction.
But i think Saint Exupery would have liked it.

If anybody is interested please read the following novels.
Flight to Arras. (http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Arras-Antoine-Saint-Exup%C3%A9ry/dp/0156318806/ref=pd_sim_b_shvl_img_2/105-7201382-9498023)
Wind,Sand and Stars (http://www.amazon.com/Wind-Sand-Stars-Antoine-Saint-Exupery/dp/0156027496/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-7201382-9498023?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193959294&sr=8-1)
Airmans Odyssey (http://www.amazon.com/Airmans-Odyssey-Antoine-Saint-Exup%C3%A9ry/dp/0156037335/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4/105-7201382-9498023?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193959294&sr=8-4)
Night Flight (http://www.amazon.com/Night-Flight-Antoine-Saint-Exup%C3%A9ry/dp/0156656051/ref=pd_sim_b_shvl_img_1/105-7201382-9498023)

11-01-2007, 05:37 PM
Thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Very atmospheric.

Best Regards,

11-01-2007, 06:00 PM

11-01-2007, 06:21 PM
Excellent short film!

I immediately recognized Andr Hennicke (nice peroxide blonde http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif) who played Brigadefhrer Wilhelm Mohnke in Der Untergang (Downfall) and was in Sophie Scholl (another excellent film) too. Must have been made a good few years ago as Daniel Bruhl (Goodbye Lenin, The Edukators) had a bit-part in it as well.

I laughed my arse off at the mock-OberKommando der Wehrmacht report - brilliant!

By coincidence, before i left work tonight a friend was telling me they would buy me a copy of their favourite book - Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint Exupry (who i'd never really heard of before tbh)...

Thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

11-01-2007, 09:32 PM
Don't see were anyone had posted this link to the 'Making of Film'


As long as the film itself but interesting.

Interesting concept and fun also http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-02-2007, 11:56 AM
I have a 4-novel compilation from Saint-Exupery (besides The Little Prince) and he was very much related to aviation, especially the early years, with dangerous postal flights across unhabitated areas.

I still remember the story about their crash landing in the desert. After a few days of exposure without anything left to drink, he writes he was no longer bring up the image or the taste of an organe in his memory. It was so impossible to think of it.

Interesting movie, and yes, I think his P-38 was positively identified only a year ago or so?

11-02-2007, 01:15 PM
That Me-109 is just beautiful... we need more of those.
And to get more relevant, I need to start reading Exupery's stuff. He led a tragic life. Some reckon he commited suicide. Apparently he was filled with grief at losing all his good friends.

11-02-2007, 02:09 PM
was that the whole movie we saw or only the last part?

it was..good and touching.
i think ive heard "the little prince"

its about this guy who chrases in the desert and this little prince boy appears and tells him of children values?

if thats ridiculus its another "littleprince" story i know

11-03-2007, 02:45 AM
Probably that's it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
But you know, the book is NOT for children, really http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif "children values" = values of humanity

11-03-2007, 04:14 AM
Good Movie!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-10-2007, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by rnzoli:
Probably that's it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
But you know, the book is NOT for children, really http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif "children values" = values of humanity

Actually, that tiny book contains the most moving and inspired metaphoric parables about love and friendship I've ever read in my life.

11-10-2007, 10:03 AM
Thanks for sharing!
Exupery is one of the very few authors I'll always have a place in my heart.

11-10-2007, 02:59 PM
The film was a superb example of telling a story in ten minutes. It is a tribute to the director who believed he could do it. It looked good, he did it on a minimal budget and he had a real 109 in the film. That is class. Not sure exactly where he would show the film. Did it go direct to utube which would be a great shame?

Pip pip


11-10-2007, 04:05 PM
That was really nice. Thanks for posting it.

If you like Saint-Ex there's also a great comic book by Hugo Pratt on his last flight:


11-10-2007, 04:46 PM
Is there a decent quality, downloadable (non-Youtube) version of this somewhere?

11-10-2007, 05:12 PM
excellent movie, thanks for sharing.

Sure the movie is fiction, but I was shocked as the name Saint-Exupry fell. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

11-15-2007, 02:33 PM
the writer did crash in a recon p38 but acording to wikipedia it was not by being shot down

from wiki:

In 2000, a diver named Luc Vanrell found a crashed Lockheed F-5 photo-reconnaissance aircraft (a version of the P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft) in the seabed off the coast of Marseille. It was extracted in October 2003. On April 7, 2004, investigators from the French Underwater Archaeological Department confirmed that the plane was, indeed, Saint Exupry's. The wreckage did not show any traces of shooting or aerial combat. The informed assumption is that the crash was caused by a technical failure in both engines or in the oxygen supply, or possibly that he committed suicide.