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The Survivalist (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 12 February 2016 (UK)
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In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

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Stephen Fingleton
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Mia Goth ... Milja
Martin McCann ... Survivalist
Barry Ward ... Forager
Olwen Fouéré ... Kathryn (as Olwen Fouere)
Andrew Simpson ... Gaunt Man
Ryan McParland ... Crossbow Raider
Hussina Raja Hussina Raja ... Watchwoman
Douglas Russell ... The Snatcher
Ciaran Flynn Ciaran Flynn ... Watchman
Michael Og Lane Michael Og Lane ... Raider
Kieri Kennedy ... The woman in the photograph
Sean Doupe Sean Doupe ... Raider
Logan Kerr Logan Kerr ... Raider
Jeremy Martin Jeremy Martin ... Raider
Matthew Henry Matthew Henry ... Raider
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Storyline

In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life. Written by Bulldog Distribution Limited

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Was filmed in Antrim, Northern Ireland See more »

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Around 36 min into the film 'the survivalist', Milja and Kathryn are working in the garden. While filming Kathryn you can see clearly a (young) woman walking in the take wearing a red coat. See more »

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[first lines]
Kathryn: [appearing outside his shack] My name is Kathryn. And this is my daughter Milja. Would you be able to spare some of your crop?
Survivalist: [no]
Kathryn: We can offer something in exchange.
[shows seeds]
Kathryn: A real treasure, then. We have legumes, rusticas, strong varieties. These could boost your yield.
[tosses over a package of seeds]
Kathryn: Surely you can spare something. There's more than enough.
Survivalist: That's what they all thought.
Kathryn: Well, then perhaps... Perhaps, we could stay the night.
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Follows Magpie (2014) See more »

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I thought it was pretty damn good
26 May 2016 | by jonnytheshirtSee all my reviews

This won't be everyone's cup of tea. I however have watched plenty of absolute rubbish and this film is well acted, filmed and written. I'm a big Walking Dead fan and this reminded me quite a bit on it, although more a slower stronger tequila without zombies than the beery dead. The atmosphere is palpable and a lot is left to the imagination as to the whys and whats however the interplay in a low number of characters is pretty intense. You do need to be able to enjoy this kind of thing and there's a lot of subtext social commentary in here, not much is in your face explicit generic movie script that spells everything out. Shot beautifully in Ireland, intense stuff with no laughs, but I thought pretty fresh.


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