The Last Days of Parvis K.

The Movie


Facing death, terminally ill Parvis Karimpour (Ramin Yazdani) wants to reconcile with his daughter Nasrin. He and his fellow African travellers are dumped from a boat by the Spanish coast at dawn. He makes his way to Madrid where he believes his only child, who fled from Iran years ago, may now live.

Finding shelter in a city which is battered by the economic crisis, Parvis meets two other struggling migrants. The Italian Fabrizio (Christian Concilio), a failed piano player, survives on odd cleaning jobs. Spoilt young German Almut (Pheline Roggan), on the other hand, has followed her boyfriend to Madrid. Looking for a direction in life she dreams of opening a jewellery shop.

The search for Nasrin becomes their common quest. Parvis regains hope, while his newfound optimism snaps Fabrizio and Almut out of their lethargy. Following a new clue the unlikely threesome set off northwards in Almut’s car.

“A haunting portrait of an immigrant” - Frank Göhre, Winner German Script Award

Producers Note

Henrik Peschel, winner of Montblanc Script Award 2010 at Filmfest Hamburg, shot this drama about a Persian fugitive in the old town of Madrid. The current Spanish economic crisis was felt every day during filming, influencing everyone on the set. The seven languages spoken in "Si-o-se Pol" show the real diversity of immigration in Europe today.

Peschel cast the main roles with successful German cinema actors Ramin Yazdani (“Iron Sky”) and Pheline Roggan (“Soul Kitchen”). The supporting roles feature experienced Spanish actors like Abdelatif Hwidar (Goya prize winner 2008). Director of photography Kristian Leschner was part of the crew which won the most prestigious German TV prize “Grimme-Preis” in 2012 and 2013 for “Der Tatortreiniger”.

"I'm not a friend of the president"



"Now I'm almost 50 years old and live under the ground"


Cast & Crew

Main Cast

Ramin Yazdani

Ramin Yazdani was born 1952 in Isfahan, Iran. He has been cast in German und international film productions for 20 years. His acting career for film and theatre began in Germany after he obtained an acting diploma in Chicago in 1990.

Filmography (extract): Stations of the cross (2014), Director: Dietrich Brüggemann • The Physician (2013), Director: Philipp Stölzl • Iron Sky (2012), Director: Timo Vuorensola • Frankfurt Coincidences (2011), Director: Enkelejd Lluca • Falcons (2002), Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Christian Concilio

Christian Concilio (50) is a film and theatre actor from Hamburg. He played a main role in the nationwide audience and critics favourite „Victor/Victoria“ by Blake Edwards, put on stage by Ulrike Grote / Altonaer Theater.

Filmography (extract): Rubbeldiekatz (2011), Director: Detlev Buck • Dutschke (2009), Director: Stefan Krohmer • Old friends (2007 TV), Director: Friedemann Fromm • Simple People (2007 TV), Director: Thorsten Näter • Tatort: Lost daughters (2004 TV), Director: Daniel Helfer

Pheline Roggan

Pheline Roggan (34) is a film and theatre actress from Hamburg. Her cinema breakthrough came with Fatih Akins film „Soul Kitchen“ in 2009.

Filmography (extract): Russian disco (2012), Director: Oliver Ziegenbalg • A deadly business (2011 TV), Director: Martin Eigler • 13 Semesters (2009), Director: Frieder Wittich • Soul Kitchen (2009), Director: Fatih Akin • Kebab Connection (2004), Director: Anno Saul

Ramin Yazdani
Parvis Karimpour
Christian Concilio
Fabrizio Ambrosini
Pheline Roggan
Almut Dorn
Sadreddin Zahed
Restaurant owner Dariush
Abdelatif Hwidar
Refugee Nazir Al Hamdoun
Sergio Villanueva
Isabel Torrijo
University secretary
Paco Alegre
Professor Jose Serrano
Pilar Martinez
Woman in book shop
Evelio Mayor
People trafficker with gun
Sergio Moreno
People trafficker
Gerardo Almenar
Man selling beer
Daouda Thiam
Man selling sun glasses
Felipe Sancho
Bar owner
Henrik Peschel
Henrik Peschel
Fabian von Borcke, Henrik Peschel
Director of Photography
Kristian Leschner
Camera assistants
Moritz Tessendorf, Tarek Röhlinger
Thies Lehmann
Sound recordists
Sönke Strohkark, Daniel de Homont
Boom Operator
Max Kober
Production Designer
Jan Hantke
Location Manager Madrid
Silvia de Valentín
Oliver Heuss
Sebastian Pleißner, Moritz Finger
Sound editors
Tobias Sauer, Hannes Mielke
Colour Grading
Christian Lessner
Title Animation
Sascha Cammarota

"Lately we were only communicating through our voice mail anyway"



"I'm looking for my daughter"



"Tell Nazir the company is closed!"



Press reports
September 29th, 2013, Joe De-Vine (Take One) - Read review
Info Kit
German info kit (PDF, 1MB)
English info kit (PDF, 1MB)
Press images
Press images (ZIP, 8,7MB)
Press contact
Christine Enterlein,