Set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth's precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm Michael Shannon lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome Kodi Smit-McPhee and Mary Elle Fanning. He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary's boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest's land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that's steeped deeply in the values of the American West. Written by
In a future without water vengeance will rain.
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The rifle/shotgun that many characters use in the film appears to be a fusion of a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mark 3 rifle and a Mossberg Maverick 88 shotgun. See more
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I never saw this land when it was green. My father did. Hw worked it before the drought came. He used to talk about it all the time. He used to talk about the wheat they grew and the pride they felt. He always believed in the land. Even as the fights over water first divided states, then towns and then neighbours, most people who could, left. But he had his reasons for staying. He was convinced the land would come back. It just needed water. And he was right.
Hello Walls - 1995 Remaster
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Faron Young
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets See more