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The End of the World (1916)
"Verdens Undergang" (original title)

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A comet, passing by the earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world in this World War I-era film.

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A comet, passing by the earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world in this World War I-era film.

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Danish Sci-fi Classic
15 June 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

It was good. Now I'll just have to watch Himmelskibet (A Trip to Mars).

Basically the story is very simple. Some scientists notice a comet that is going to hit the earth and they release this information and it causes a panic. The main focus of the film is not the event of "the end of the world" itself but how the people cope with that. It is very much a drama with scientific speculative fiction on the background.

Overall the film was nicely paced, not too long although it stayed in some places a bit too long for no good reason and acting was solid. The story was also quite interesting although slightly predictable and I enjoyed it. It also has a pretty uplifting ending.


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