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Z for Zachariah (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 28 August 2015 (USA)
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In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

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... John Loomis
... Ann Burden
... Caleb
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In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

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After the end of the world she thought she was alone. She was wrong. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality, partial nudity, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Os Últimos na Terra  »

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$56,902, 30 August 2015, Limited Release

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$118,483, 13 September 2015
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Original TV adaptation was a part of the BBC's "Play for Today" series, broadcast on February 28th 1984, starring Anthony Andrews as Loomis and Pippa Hinchley as Ann, with the story set in Wales after a nuclear holocaust. See more »

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When Ann leaves the bedside of John and you hear her praying to keep him around, her reflection passes by a glass of some type and an older gentleman comes into focus in this same reflected area just after her reflection goes by.

The "glass" is a picture frame and the "older gentleman" appears to be her father posing in front of the church, given the immediate scene cut to Ann playing the organ in the church. See more »

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John Loomis: This man could be anything
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References Stalker (1979) See more »

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Moon Over Santa Fe
Composed by Jack Trombey
Appears courtesy of de Wolfe Music USA
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Creative Post-Apocalyptic Take
31 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Just saw this movie at Sundance and thoroughly enjoyed it. While certainly not perfect, the film was beautifully shot, scored, and directed. As a post-apocalyptic film, it took a unique take on what was essentially a small group of survivors after nuclear fallout. However, instead of focusing on the apocalyptic elements themselves, it focused on the human drama that resulted and the emotional responses to this extreme sort of isolation.

I had essentially no expectations coming into the film and found myself completely invested in the storyline, which develops methodically but beautifully. The writing hits all the turning points within each character's development at just the right time, with just enough delicacy. In turn, the actors all delivered superb performances.

I had only seen Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street previously, and I was highly impressed by her perhaps more subtle turn here. I thought she did a wonderful job of portraying a woman trying to preserve her faith and even innocence in trying circumstances. Likewise, Chiwetel Ejiofor portrayed his character's shortcomings in an extremely relatable, human way.

Chris Pine's introduction into the film basically becomes the linchpin for the majority of the rest of the movie's tension, and Pine's typical suave-ness does not disappoint. Ultimately, a story of jealousy, desire, and necessity emerges, with the sense of isolation and loneliness prevailing, with an ending that leaves you thinking afterwards. 8/10.


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