And Tomorrow the Entire World – Movie Ending Explained

The Story

And Tomorrow the Entire World is a German political picture, following young 20-year-old Luisa as she gets mixed up with left-wing group Antifa. The line between right and wrong quickly blurs, leading to an increasingly violent revolt against far-right fascists.

What drives Luisa to become violent against the far-right fascists?

Luisa attends her first protest with best friend Batte, Alma and the others. She tentatively starts protesting and chanting with the group, trying not to become intimidated.

This election campaign event soon turns ugly when eggs and pies are thrown. A phone slips out the pocket of a Neo-Nazi, prompting Luisa to scramble past the barricades and scoop it up. Unfortunately, she’s chased by one of the men who knocks her down. He gropes her inappropriately and this entire event (culminating in a cut lip and wet trousers for Luisa) is what sets her off on the path to violence.

What happened to the explosives?

The big crescendo of the violence through this movie comes from Luisa, Alfa and Lenor sneaking into the clubhouse after-hours and finding explosives. Lenor and Alma are torn over what to do, with Lenor suggesting nonchalantly that they blow up the clubhouse. Alma talks them out of it though. Eventually the trio settle on burying the evidence, where it remains until near the end of the movie.

When Luisa attends the far-right concert after-hours, the tone adopted is far more sinister. Typified by the dancing flames and moody musical score, the group sing about eradicating Jews. Luisa turns and walks away, a haunted look on her face. This, as we soon come to learn, is partly attributed to her planting explosives in the clubhouse.

‘The Bang That Changes The World’

Former left-wing radical Dietmar serves as a sort of bridging gap between the extreme and more docile members of Antifa. He comments how nothing has really changed after all these years, despite him wanting to be a strong member of the group and enact change. He manages to calm Luisa down from her enraged state.

His conversation with her comes off the back of Luisa using a sniper to watch the smiling members of the far-right group at the clubhouse, setting up a bouncy castle and doing a sound check for their event.

There’s a brief bit of foreshadowing here too, with Dietmar retorting to Luisa about the hopelessness of the fight they find themselves in. Dietmar eventually signs off and mentions to Luisa about “The Bang that changes the war.”

This bang, as we soon come to learn, is an indirect reference to what Luisa has actually done.

How does And Tomorrow the Entire World end?

After her final night with Dietmar, Lenor and Alma arrive to pick Luisa up. They discuss taking the explosives to the police and handing it in anonymously. Luisa is tellingly quiet while this conversation is ongoing.

The group drive back to the courtyard and begin partying but police show up in riot gear. Those in attendance ironically chant “We are peaceful” while throwing bottles and stools at the officers. Classical music swells, the kids are taken and arrested.

After the raid, Luisa looks from Alfa to Lenor and then to Batte while they’re all out in the street. It’s subtle but Batte gives an approving nod to her friend, signifying that she too has decided to join the more violent uprising.

During the final credits we see the clubhouse completely blown to bits. Interestingly, this occurs during the night so it could be interpreted that the raid that closes this film is a direct consequence of Luisa blowing up the clubhouse; we just see these events take place in a slightly different chronological order.


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