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These Final Hours (2013)

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A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

Director:

Zak Hilditch

Writer:

Zak Hilditch
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica De Gouw ... Zoe
Nathan Phillips ... James
David Field ... Radio Man
Lauren Cleary Lauren Cleary ... Dead Girl on Beach
Matt Lovkis ... Dead Man on Road
Ryan Knight Ryan Knight ... Desperate Dad
Brendan Kalin Brendan Kalin ... Desperate Son
Wendy Burns Wendy Burns ... Religious Woman
Caleb Helm Caleb Helm ... Dead Child on Road
Emily Crew Emily Crew ... Running Woman
Aron Dyer Aron Dyer ... Brawling Man #1
Neil Stewart Neil Stewart ... Brawling Man #2
Peter Docker Peter Docker ... Wild Man
Michael McCall Michael McCall ... Machette Victim
Angourie Rice ... Rose
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Storyline

It's the last day on earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. Along the way, he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose who is desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life as the final hours tick away. Written by Roadshow Films

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It's never too late to find someone worth living for. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

As Horas Finais See more »

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Budget:

AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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8th In Line,XYZ Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Police Officer is using a Beretta M92 handgun; these handguns have never been issued to any mainstream branches of Australia's State Police forces (only to some special operations such as W.A. Police TRG - Tactical Response Group). The only semi automatic handguns they carry are Glocks, and Smith and Wesson M&Ps. Some Victorian branches are still carrying S&W 0.38 revolvers. See more »

Goofs

The film gives the impression that the northern suburb of Malaga (the location of the ice rink) and the southern suburb of Willeton (the location of the library) are relatively close together. These suburbs are approximately 25 kilometers apart, and traveling between the two in the fastest way would require driving through the (burning)Perth city center. See more »

Quotes

James: It's gonna hurt a lot, and I don't want to feel it. I don't want to feel a thing.
Zoe: Hey, life is stronger than death, James.
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Crazy Credits

There is no music during the end credits, only a constant low rumble reminiscent of the oncoming fireball. See more »

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Ecstasy
Written and Produced by Alex Akers
Performed by Forces
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Great, absorbing, understated apocalypse drama
18 June 2015 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Great, absorbing, understated apocalypse drama.

Reasonably original plot. Set in Perth, Australia, the world will end in less than 12 hours. A man (played by Nathan Phillips) heads out to an End of the World party. On the way he saves a little girl (played by Angourie Rice) from the clutches of some kidnappers. Now his priorities and degrees of compassion are tested...

It's certainly not your average apocalypse drama. Focuses mainly on relationships and what matters most, rather than the usual survival- type stuff. Quite emotional at times.

Well-directed too. Small budgets tend to bring out the best in directors, as they have to rely on good old-fashioned camera angles and the like, and the audience's imaginations, rather than special effects. This movie is no exception: director (and writer) Zak Hilditch uses the camera well, and relies on the audience to fill in some of the details.

Fairly unknown cast put in solid performances. The standout is probably Angourie Rice as the little girl. Very convincing, especially for someone her age.

Production is a bit rough around the edges, but in some ways that helps, as it makes it feel more real.


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