When a young business executive, NIKLAS, is sent from Frankfurt to New York to shut down a division of his firm, he doesn't realize his life is about to be turned upside-down in one single day. By 9:30am he has done what he was tasked to do. But his flight back to Frankfurt doesn't leave for another 11 hours. In this time, seemingly by chance, he meets and falls for LETICIA, a beautiful African-American secretary and aspiring singer. The only problem... Unbeknownst to him, she's one of the people he just fired. They end up back in Brooklyn, where he meets her father, a pastor, and begins to realize who she is. Unable to tell her the truth, he stumbles through a romantic few hours of eating, walking through Brooklyn streets, and listening to her play music in her new apartment. At the worst possible time, Leticia finds out who Niklas really is. In a rage, she abandons him deep in Brooklyn. Several hours later he shows up at her father's church shoeless, without his wallet or phone, and sporting a black eye. Despite this, it's clear he's been stricken by an emotion he's never experienced before... And yet he doesn't fully grasp what this force is until he's walking back through the terminal doors at JFK airport. And Leticia is heading for a music gig at a Brooklyn bar... In the same vein as cross-cultural love stories such as BEFORE SUNRISE and ONCE, MY LAST DAY WITHOUT YOU mines the humor and conflict that arises when two individuals - seemingly so different - are thrown together by a force they fight but ultimately cannot control...love.
|Reg E. Cathey|