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The Noah (1975)

After a nuclear attack kills everyone, the last man on earth, going mad from loneliness and isolation, creates a companion in his mind. He soon finds himself living a lie when his imaginary world builds up into something complex.

Director:

Daniel Bourla

Writers:

Daniel Bourla, Avraham Heffner (story) (as Abraham Heffner)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Strauss ... Noah
Geoffrey Holder ... Friday
Sally Kirkland ... Friday-Anne
Jim Blackmore Jim Blackmore ... Trumpet (voice)
Herbert Hartig Herbert Hartig ... (voice)
James Keach ... (voice)
Jack Schneider Jack Schneider ... Sgt. Kowalski (voice)
Richard Thomkins Richard Thomkins ... College Student (voice)
David Bourla David Bourla ... Little Boy (voice)
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Storyline

Noah, the sole remaining survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust, finds himself unable to to accept his unique predicament. To cope with his loneliness, he creates an imaginary companion, then a companion for his companion and finally an entire civilization - a world of illusion in which there is no reality but Noah, no rules but those of the extinct world of his memory - our world. Written by Daniel Bourla

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Noah Production Co. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The photo of a future Chinese leader in the shack, in black suit and tie, was included in the film at the time when Mao was still very much alive and a Chinese leader in capitalistic attire would have been unthinkable. See more »

Soundtracks

Japanese Rumba
Written by Jerry Miller (as J.Miller)
Published by 1951 Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Arranged by Raymond Hattori
Performed by George Shimabukuro, Nobuo Nishimoto
1951 Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
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A poetic comment on the human condition.
3 February 2006 | by Vangelis-KSee all my reviews

Truly remarkable. A one-man film that held my full attention for almost two hours. The storyline is deceptively simple given the complexity of the issues raised: the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust tries to cope with his new reality by reconstructing, piece by piece, an imaginary civilization based on his memories, fears and desires. It is this illusion that will eventually bring him to face his utter loneliness and powerlessness. Rendered in stark B/W photography, densely punctuated with historical references (including authentic voice recordings of the protagonists of 20th-century history), 'The Noah' is the kind of film that challenges the viewer to see it again and again, each time discovering something new. But where can it be found? I saw it at a CUNY-TV showing years ago. To my knowledge there has not been another TV showing and there is no VHS or DVD of it anywhere.


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