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Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)
"Le dernier combat" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  12 June 1984 (USA)
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In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue, and characters communicate non-verbally. A determined loner befriends a ... See full summary »

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In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue, and characters communicate non-verbally. A determined loner befriends a reclusive older man and these two battle against vicious thugs for food, shelter and life itself. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@vt.edu>

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FRF 279,139 (France)
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[the film's only line of dialogue]
The Doctor: [whispering] Bon... jour...
The Man: [whispering] Bon... jour...
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Fantastic film!
20 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought Besson's film managed to do without words what few films have been able to do with them; Capture true human emotions. The main character's struggles, triumphs, set backs, hopes and desires are all so honestly shown that you wonder if he is acting at all. The film has a low budget and is obviously made without the glitz and glamour afforded to most Hollywood productions but that minimalism is what allows this film to transcend the stereotypical Sci-Fi labeling and become a true drama. However calling this film solely a drama would take away from the fantastic post-apocalyptic plot. True this type of movie has been done been before but I think this one captures the joys and sorrows of that type of world possibly better than any other one does.


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