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Les derniers jours du monde (original title)
Robinson, appropriately named as we will soon discover, is on vacation in Biarritz with his wife. What follows is the story behind the loss of his arm, a story that becomes increasingly ... See full summary »

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Arnaud Larrieu (scenario), Jean-Marie Larrieu (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Amalric ... Robinson
Catherine Frot ... Ombeline
Karin Viard ... Chloé
Sergi López ... Théo (as Sergi Lopez)
Clotilde Hesme ... Iris
Omahyra ... Laetitia (as Omahyra Mota)
Sabine Azéma ... La marquise d'Arcangues (as Sabine Azema)
Pierre Pellet Pierre Pellet ... Cédric Ribot
Manon Beaudoin Manon Beaudoin ... Mélanie
Serge Bozon Serge Bozon ... Homère Magal
Jacques Nolot ... Docteur Abeberry
Baya Belal Baya Belal ... Mère Lae
Carl von Malaisé Carl von Malaisé ... Hommes Canada (as Carl Von Malaise)
Frédéric Vallet Frédéric Vallet ... Hommes Canada (as Fred Vallet)
Daniel Isoppo Daniel Isoppo ... Homme grillades
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Robinson, appropriately named as we will soon discover, is on vacation in Biarritz with his wife. What follows is the story behind the loss of his arm, a story that becomes increasingly bizarre and eventually apocalyptic, leading us down a narrative path of labyrinthine complexity. The resulting film is an extraordinary feat of imagination and daring, set against the backdrop of a world on the verge of destruction. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 August 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Els últims dies del món See more »

Filming Locations:

Midi-Pyrénées, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Robinson is cooking, his daughter comes to visit him to take him on the boat. When the door bell rings, he puts down the wooden spoon he uses on the table and goes to the door. Then when they come back to the kitchen, the spoon is again in his cooking pot. See more »

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Ending the world with a bang !
17 August 2009 | by Sellers5See all my reviews

The latest in the never ending series of apocalyptic films, "Les derniers jours du monde", follows Robinson (Mathieu Amalric) through his journey from the french resort of Biarritz to Spain, when the world as we know it is coming to an end. The year before the apocalypse, he meets a beautiful woman (Omahyra Mota) and a passion starts. When she suddenly disappears, he tries to find her. But if people die, and bombs explode, the urge to live is stronger than ever. How would we react if our world crumbled and our social conventions with it ? This film answers in a quite unusual way. Rarely do we see in French cinema a plot involving end of the world action sequences. Here, they are coupled with character study, a realistic love story, great performances from Mathieu Amalric, but also Catherine Frot, and Sergi Lopez. No over the top CGI here, just overwhelming sequences and a very involving experience. Adapted from the eponymous novel by Dominique Noguez, this is by far the strongest film by the Larrieu brothers. Don't miss it !


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