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Noah, the sole remaining survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust, finds himself unable to to accept his unique predicament... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Intelligent and original, but painfully boring. See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Strauss ... Noah

Geoffrey Holder ... Friday

Sally Kirkland ... Friday-Anne
Jim Blackmore ... Trumpet (voice)
Herbert Hartig
Jack Schneider ... Sgt. Kowalski (voice)

James Keach
Richard Thomkins ... College Student (voice)
David Bourla ... Little Boy (voice)

Directed by
Daniel Bourla 
 
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Daniel Bourla 
Avraham Heffner  story

Produced by
Louis De Rochemont III .... producer
Joseph Monserrat .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Jerry Kalogeratos 
 
Film Editing by
Angelo Ross 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Wong 
 
Set Decoration by
Anna Bourla 
 
Production Management
Charles Gibbs .... unit manager
Dan Kirshoff .... unit manager
Gordon Patterson .... unit manager
Eddie Reyes .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Harron .... assistant director
Frank Le Flaguais .... assistant director (as Franck Le Flaguais)
Tony Vassilopoulos .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Al Gramaglia .... sound mixer
Winston Sharples Jr. .... sound consultant (as Wynn Sharples Jr.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Spyros Avrameas .... electrician
André Clavel .... assistant camera
Savas Kalogeras .... assistant camera
Miguel Nazario .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Eugene Finley .... editorial staff
Frank Host .... editorial staff
Shlomo Melul .... editorial staff
Angelo Ross .... editorial staff
 
Music Department
Bert Siegelson .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Eugene Finley .... assistant to director
Nicole de Rochemont .... production assistant (as Nicole De Rochemont)
 

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107 min
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Robert Strauss' final film.See more »

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Intelligent and original, but painfully boring., 27 May 2015
Author: themadmovieman from United Kingdom

It would be easy to dismiss this film as dull, and although there's no doubting the fact that I found this film very boring, I'm going to try to explain why this film's very unique concept just didn't come together in the end.

That's what I've got to give the film kudos for: it's an original idea: not just being stranded on a desert island, but assessing a man's insanity by recreating a world all from his memory and imagination. Also, you can't fault the filmmakers for having a real stab at this weird way of showing the insanity that comes with isolation, and some of the sequences, especially those using historical recordings, were interesting to see attempted.

However, in the end, it just doesn't work, largely because it's impossible to get engrossed in this film. It's an interesting story, but it's such an inaccessible way of presenting it, with unthinkably slow pacing, and a very pretentious latter stage that borders on the incomprehensible, and that all comes together to not only make this hard to understand, but exhausting to get through, being one of the heaviest film that I know I'll ever see.

One of the other things that frustrated me about this film was Richard Strauss' performance. His chemistry with the voices in his head is weirdly brilliant in the opening stages, and it makes for some intrigue, but it's his descent from isolation to insanity to complete madness as the film goes on that I just didn't buy.

His performance is ultimately not only intriguing, but it's annoying. He shouts his way through minutes on end of dialogue with himself, so loudly and incessantly that it just hurt my ears watching it, and was perhaps one of the most painful and draining periods of a film I've ever seen.

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