No big explosions, no shiny CGI spaceships and slimey aliens, no earth shifting plates… Abel Ferrara does the end of the world in a gritty, nihilistic and, frighteningly realistic way. Much like Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia last year, Ferrara takes us to Hell, but not back in what looks like an incredible, but depressing piece…
From the press release:
‘In a large apartment high above the city, lives our couple. They’re in love. She’s a painter, he’s a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon – except that this isn’t a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors. As always, there are those who, as their last cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They – like the majority of the Earth’s population – have accepted their fate: The world is going to end.’
The movie is on limited release in the US on March 25th. No UK date is yet set.