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The Night Eats the World (2018)

La nuit a dévoré le monde (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 13 July 2018 (USA)
The morning after a party, a young man wakes up to find Paris invaded by zombies.


Dominique Rocher


Pit Agarmen (novel), Jérémie Guez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Danielsen Lie ... Sam
Golshifteh Farahani ... Sarah
Denis Lavant ... Alfred
Sigrid Bouaziz ... Fanny
David Kammenos ... Mathieu
Jean-Yves Cylly Jean-Yves Cylly ... Père immeuble d'en face
Nancy Murillo Nancy Murillo ... Mère immeuble d'en face
Lina-Rose Djedje Lina-Rose Djedje ... Fille immeible d'en face
Victor Van Der Woerd Victor Van Der Woerd ... Zombie immeuble d'en face
Léo Poulet Léo Poulet ... Père famille zombie
Déborah Marique Déborah Marique ... Mère famille zombie
Tess Osscini Boudebesse Bejjani Tess Osscini Boudebesse Bejjani ... Fille famille zombie
Fabien Houssaye Fabien Houssaye ... Zombie loge
Jean-Louis Priou Jean-Louis Priou ... Homme couple mort
Marie-Thérèse Priou Marie-Thérèse Priou ... Femme couple mort


After waking up in an apartment where only the night before a party was raging, Sam is forced to come to grips with reality: He is now alone and the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris. Petrified with fear, Sam is going to have to barricade himself inside the building and organize his survival. But is he really the sole survivor?

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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When Sam is laying jewelry on the body of the elderly woman who's stuffed into the sleeping bag, you can clearly see the actor inside the sleeping bag breathe. See more »


When Sam's nose bleeds at the party, blood drips onto his box of tapes. However, when he picks the box up, the blood splashes have disappeared. See more »


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Definitely not the stereotypical zombie flick!
8 October 2018 | by t-rexx-568-196825See all my reviews

For starters, the zombies are totally, utterly mute. Believe or not, it's quite scary! In the real world, a simple cough would get anybody killed in an instant... More generally, one of the most powerful features of this movie is the strength of the overwhelming silence: in the streets, buildings, cars, rooms, hallways... Gone is the human agitation we have grown so used to!

Then, the setting in beautiful Paris, downtown-style. Lots of nice Haustmanian buildings. This comes in sharp contrast to the horror that awaits our character at virtually every corner.

The story fits on a simple sheet of paper, but the interest of this movie lies elsewhere. As some reviewers have described it before, it's about survival of the worst kind. I found myself planning what actions the "hero" should be taking to survive, ahead of him and, ticked, he went through each of them! In this regard, it is a pretty consistent movie which feels quite real.

My biggest complain is about the ending, something that a lot of French movies typically fail to do properly (just like the Americans and Asians, but for some other reasons): there is absolutely no closure to the storyline, far from it. I won't get into the details here, but please be warned that you will be left with a virtually limitless number of possible endings for this movie, way too many in my opinion to feel comfortable with it.

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Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France


Box Office


EUR2,990,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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