A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

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Abel Ferrara

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Abel Ferrara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shanyn Leigh ... Skye
Willem Dafoe ... Cisco
Tony Redman Tony Redman ... Man on phone (voice)
Pat Kiernan ... News Anchor / News Anchor
Francis Kuipers Francis Kuipers ... Teddy
Selena Mars ... Skype Dancer
Justin Restivo Justin Restivo ... Suicide
Bojana Vasik Bojana Vasik ... Woman with coat
Trung Nguyen Trung Nguyen ... Delivery Boy
Triana Jackson Triana Jackson ... Cisco's Daughter
Dierdra McDowell ... Cisco's Ex
Natasha Lyonne ... Tina
Anita Pallenberg ... Sky's Mother
Paul Hipp ... Noah
José Solano ... Drug Dealer
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A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sexuality, nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shanyn Leigh picked out all the clothes that she wears in this film. See more »

Connections

Features Charlie Rose (1991) See more »

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Ain't That a Shame
Written by Fats Domino and David Bartholomew
Performed by Fats Domino
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Worth the time, if you give it a chance and some intellect
25 June 2012 | by AJ4FSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that requires rapt attention to the screen and the ability to "just get into it" and accept it for what it is. After about 20 minutes it grew on me. You need to try to put yourself in their position, not just watch it as an observer.

Yes, it could have been done better or differently, and could have covered a lot more psychological ground, but it worked for me in its own context. The director had a consistent vision, even if some viewers will never get it.

The attitudes of some external characters seemed oddly upbeat and that wasn't explained, but maybe that's how it would be for some. The casters may have studied people in the real world who knew they were going to die, so the world essentially ends for them anyhow. That may be worse than knowing everyone else is coming with you. There are endless psychological angles to this plot.

The vague technical explanation for the world's condition reminded me of "The Road" but little else about it resembled that film. I thought the acting was plenty good and the sparseness of characters and dialog (except for numerous Skype scenes) fit the mood that was created.

Just give a try and don't watch it with shallow, loudmouth people interrupting (I can't see it doing well in a typical theater setting). You may find it quite compelling and it could make you appreciate life more. That's the main effect it had on me.


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Country:

USA | Switzerland | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

4:44 Last Day on Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,355, 25 March 2012

Gross USA:

$17,801

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,851
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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