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Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)

Le dernier combat (original title)
R | | Sci-Fi | 12 June 1984 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic future where no one is able to speak, the few remaining humans fight over resources in order to survive.

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Luc Besson
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Complete credited cast:
Pierre Jolivet ... The Man
Jean Bouise ... The Doctor
Fritz Wepper ... Captain
Jean Reno ... The Brute
Christiane Krüger ... Captain's Concubine
Maurice Lamy Maurice Lamy ... Dwarf
Pierre Carrive Pierre Carrive ... Captain's Man
Jean-Michel Castanié Jean-Michel Castanié ... Captain's Man
Michel Doset Michel Doset ... Captain's Man
Bernard Havet Bernard Havet ... Captain's Man
Marcel Berthomier Marcel Berthomier ... Captain's Man
Petra Müller Petra Müller ... Woman in the Cell
Garry Jode Garry Jode ... Captain's Man
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Storyline

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.

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A high volume film in black and white cinemascope See more »

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Country:

France

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None | French

Release Date:

12 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) See more »

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Les Films du Loup See more »
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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Only two words are spoken during this film. See more »

Quotes

[the film's only line of dialogue]
The Doctor: [whispering] Bon... jour...
The Man: [whispering] Bon... jour...
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Remake of L'avant dernier (1981) See more »

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Envol
Written by Éric Serra
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Kicks ass
31 August 2005 | by pengrubbSee all my reviews

Great movie. Post-apocalyptic films kick ass. This one is no exception. Kept up the pace and interest without a speck of dialogue (mainly through some good character development). The fight between Reno and the Hero was tight. I also liked the use of cave paintings and medieval-like weapons to show how primitive and savage mankind had become without their technology and guzzaline. The connection between the beginning and end was a little spacey, that is, I had a hard time understanding the distances between the hotel and the opening sequence. In sum, kick ass character progression, design, story without the cushion of dialogue, and most importantly, the always appreciated desolate scenery of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.


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