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The Last Winter -- In this chillingly tense global warming thriller, an oil company goes to Alaska where they find that the land has its own plans, driving each person slowly insane.


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Release Date:
24 September 2008 (Italy) See more »
What if mankind only had one season left on Earth? See more »
The American oil company KIC Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ron Perlman ... Ed Pollack

James Le Gros ... James Hoffman (as James LeGros)

Connie Britton ... Abby Sellers

Zach Gilford ... Maxwell McKinder

Kevin Corrigan ... Motor

Jamie Harrold ... Elliot Jenkins
Pato Hoffmann ... Lee Means

Joanne Shenandoah ... Dawn Russell

Larry Fessenden ... Charles Foster
Oscar Miller ... Simon Marshowitz
Hálfdán Theodórsson ... Gary

Eggert Ketilsson ... Frozen Trucker

Jack Fessenden ... Young Hoffman

John Speredakos ... Weatherman
Halfdan Pedersen ... Doctor Pedersen (as Hálfdan Lárus Pedersen)

Directed by
Larry Fessenden 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Fessenden 
Robert Leaver 

Produced by
Larry Fessenden .... producer
Kristen Kusama .... co-producer
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Jeanne Levy-Hinte .... executive producer
Skuli Fr. Malmquist .... co-executive producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... executive producer
Thor Sigurjonsson .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Grace 
Cinematography by
G. Magni Ágústsson  (as G. Magni Agustsson)
Film Editing by
Larry Fessenden 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
Production Design by
Halfdan Pedersen 
Art Direction by
Gunnar Pálsson 
Set Decoration by
Saethor Helgasson 
Costume Design by
Helga I. Stefánsdóttir 
Makeup Department
Ásta Hafthórsdóttir .... hair stylist
Ásta Hafthórsdóttir .... key makeup artist
Ásta Hafthórsdóttir .... makeup artist
Ásta Hafthórsdóttir .... makeup department head
Ásta Hafthórsdóttir .... makeup designer
Stefan Jorgen .... burn makeup effects
Esteban Mendoza .... additional special effects makeup
Production Management
Kristen Kusama .... post-production supervisor
Skuli Fr. Malmquist .... production manager
Thor Sigurjonsson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gagga Jonsdottir .... first assistant director
Sindri Páll Kjartansson .... third assistant director
Glenn McQuaid .... second unit director
Kristie Sills .... second assistant director
Hálfdán Theodórsson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sveinn Viðar Hjartarson .... property master (as Sveinn Vidar Hjartarson)
Thorfinnur Karlsson .... carpenter
Daniel Newton .... set dresser
Fridjon Olafsson .... head carpenter
Emil Petursson .... head carpenter
Brahm Revel .... creature designer
Brahm Revel .... storyboards
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Pétur Einarsson .... sound mixer
David Ellinwood .... dialog editor
Eric Gitelson .... assistant sound editor
Arni Gustafsson .... boom operator
Paul Hsu .... additional sound designer
John Moros .... adr engineer
James Nichols .... consultant: Dolby
Graham Reznick .... foley editor
Abigail Savage .... sound designer
Nicholas Schenck .... assistant sound editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)
Brian Scibinico .... foley engineer
Special Effects by
Stefan Jorgen .... special effects makeup
Haukur Karlsson .... special effects technician
Eggert Ketilsson .... special effects supervisor
Bardur Oli Kristjansson .... special effects engineer
Johannes Sverrisson .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Peter Amante .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Peter Amante .... visual effects artist
Glenn McQuaid .... visual effects supervisor
Zane Waldman .... visual effects artist
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor
Valdimar Jóhannsson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacob Barrie .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Brinster .... director of photography: Alaska
Arnar Einarsson .... best boy grip
Árni Filippusson .... clapper loader
Cameron Forbes .... grip: Alaska
Godi Már Gudbjörnsson .... focus puller
Omar Jabali .... first assistant camera: second unit
Valdimar Jonsson .... grip
Valdimar Jonsson .... lighting technician
Jón Kjartansson .... best boy electric
Carl Mullin .... grip
Fridrik Orn .... still photographer
Tom Pillifant .... assistant camera: Alaska
Jay Silver .... director of photography: New York City
Ingvar Stefánsson .... gaffer
Ben Stephens .... second assistant camera: Alaska
Sigurgeir Thordarsson .... key grip
Tómas Örn Tómasson .... camera operator
Casting Department
Rori Bergman .... casting assistant
Ali Farrell .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bergthóra Magnúsdóttir .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Steve Calalang .... dailies colorist
Don Ciana .... lab timer
Chris Gennarelli .... dailies colorist
John Moros .... post-production consultant
Jesse Morrow .... on-line editor
Jennifer Ruff .... assistant editor
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Shelly Westerman .... additional editor
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Christian Zak .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
Matt Havron .... music coordinator
Tracy McKnight .... music consultant
Anton Sanko .... composer: ambient music
Joel Thompson .... assistant to composer
Transportation Department
Jon Hinrik Gardarsson .... transportation captain
Other crew
Anthony Bloom .... bird trainer
Rob Coleman .... post production accountant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Dan Elkins .... coordinator: Alaska
Aditya Ezhuthachan .... assistant to executive producer
Eldon Fischer .... arctic camp: Alaska
Paul Fischer .... snow machine wrangler: Alaska
Ármann Gudmundsson .... production accountant
Gunnar Heimisson .... production assistant
Hlín Jóhannesdóttir .... production coordinator
Roger Kass .... legal services
Thorsteinn Magnusson .... production assistant
Peter Matsoukas .... electronic press kit
James Felix McKenney .... producer: Glass Eye Pix
Glenn McQuaid .... title designer
Yngvi Ragnar .... local assistant: Myvatn
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Robert L. Seigel .... legal services
Daniel Silverman .... film recorder
David Sousa .... bird trainer
Helena Stefansdottir .... production coordinator: Myvatn
Systa Steingrimsdottir .... on-set caterer
Sverrir Thoroddsson .... pilot
Davíd Óskar Ólafsson .... assistant production coordinator
Melkorka Óskarsdóttir .... office production assistant
Harpa Elísa Þórsdóttir .... script supervisor
Guillermo del Toro .... thanks
Ti West .... thanks
Neil Young .... thanks

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101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Artist Brahm Revel illustrated a comic book adaptation of this film.See more »
Continuity: In scene where Maxwell visits KIK Test well, his gloves are on and off during the scenes.See more »
[first lines]
Marketing Video:Alaska. Vast wilderness of the north. Land of great natural beauty and diversity. This is rugged county, land of black gold. Alaska's North Slope has been producing oil out of Prudhoe Bay since 1968, delivering to refineries and ports 800 miles to the south through the great Trans-Alaskan pipeline...
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22 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Good effort undermined by some bad choices, 17 November 2008
Author: Mean_Joe_Weeks from United States

Larry Fessenden's "The Last Winter" is a ambitious and smartly made film. It's photographed beautifully and (by and large) acted with conviction and sensitivity. Though the central conceit about nature "taking revenge" is pretty corny, the atmosphere is also pretty compellingly bleak, and the tension mounts pretty effectively as things go from bad to worse. Sadly, as many other reviewers note, the ending throws it all away in a fit of awful CG monsters.

However, try turning it off right at one hour 27 minutes and 30 seconds. This would have been a solid albeit ambiguous ending; if you must watch further do it on a second viewing and consider it a deleted ending. It's just goofy and pointless, and the final "twist" at the end is telegraphed almost from the very beginning (in fact, one character early on describes aloud exactly what the twist will end up being).

Even without the ending, the script has problems with its petty black-and-white portrayal of heroic environmentalist and selfish oil guy. An ensemble atmosphere pic like this lives and dies on the believability of its characters; Perlman's Ed Pollock is simply too villainous to really be convincing, despite a few nice touches of humanity which Perlman brings to him. Le Gros' Hoffman is also a pretty unengaging hero, a blandly heroic saint of a guy who's always right about everything. I'm a serious environmentalist and a left-leaning guy, but the film's literal take on the situation (the dire warnings of natural disaster, the clear heroes and villains) is shallow at best and preachy and patronizing at the worst. It plays to the most obnoxiously self-congratulatory nature of people concerned with the issues presented here, while at the same time offering nothing of any real substance.

Still, the film itself is a pretty fun watch, and a definite step up from Fessenden's previous effort, the ambitious but amateurish "Wendigo" (the titular spirit of which gets name-checked here too!). Great photography combined with naturalistic acting from the likes of Kevin Corrigan and Zach Gilford do much to sell the vibe of the thing, and the setting and slow escalation of the action also add to the experience. Regardless of its stumbles, the film has loads of ambition to do something substantial and enduring, so even when it can't quite deliver on its promise it still beats the slew of cheap-scare horror remakes which every year become more numerous.

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