When a distant planet's six suns slowly disappear, the population is overwhelmed with fear and superstition.


Gwyneth Gibby


Isaac Asimov (story), John William Corrington (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Credited cast:
Jennifer Burns Jennifer Burns ... Illyra
Winsome Brown ... Sheerin
Joseph Hodge Joseph Hodge ... Metron
David Carradine ... Gnomen
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Kopton
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Django
Tony Mirrcandani ... Mecco (as Tony Mirchandani)
Sushant Kumar Sushant Kumar ... Ensinn
Smita Hai Smita Hai ... Darkling Woman
Varun Vardhan Varun Vardhan ... Sand Searcher (as Varun Vaardhan)
Malini S. Paul Malini S. Paul ... Mob Woman
Lalith Sharma ... Vendor
Manosh Sen Gupta Manosh Sen Gupta ... Man in Slums
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
P.K. Iyengar P.K. Iyengar ... Old Man
Sarla Mahidara Sarla Mahidara ... Woman in Street


When a distant planet's six suns slowly disappear, the population is overwhelmed with fear and superstition.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for violence

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Great Asimov story but poorly presented
3 March 2005 | by hopkins-9See all my reviews

I first read Isaac Asimov's sci-fi story, Nightfall, in the 1980s when I was asked to help find financing to make a film version by the person who then owned the movie rights. I read the book and was moved... Asimov's story says much about the nature of scientific knowledge and religious superstition, and it says much about how we are locked into our world and often not able to transcend it. At the end, the scientists of the day discover that the religious nuts were right all along about one basic fact... but their interpretation of this fact was quite wrong. Asimov had a long and prolific career as a writer of sci-fi but Nightfall, written when he was only nineteen was one of his more (most?) famous stories.

I couldn't raise the money for its filming and lost track of the project. So I was excited to see the film. What a disappointment. It had been filmed in India (is that we they got the money finally?) and the story greatly expanded. It had been made into a love story - it did not explore the nature of knowledge at all. The lead actress was quite unconvincing, pathetic, actually. I had my whole family watch the movie with me and was quite embarrassed. They kept asking me what I thought but I would say nothing as they would have all walked out... I kept hoping is would improve. But it didn't.

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