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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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Cast

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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The sky is raining fish. Skyscrapers sit in mountains of sand. Bandits sleep in trunks of used cars. It's a world of the future. A world called Planet Earth. And he's one man just trying to survive. See more »

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Sci-Fi

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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 »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films du Loup See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Reno was paid 500 francs for appearing in the 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
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Fantastic film!
20 August 2005 | by xsfanningSee all my reviews

I thought Besson's film managed to do without words what few films have been able to do with them; Capture true human emotions. The main character's struggles, triumphs, set backs, hopes and desires are all so honestly shown that you wonder if he is acting at all. The film has a low budget and is obviously made without the glitz and glamour afforded to most Hollywood productions but that minimalism is what allows this film to transcend the stereotypical Sci-Fi labeling and become a true drama. However calling this film solely a drama would take away from the fantastic post-apocalyptic plot. True this type of movie has been done been before but I think this one captures the joys and sorrows of that type of world possibly better than any other one does.


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