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quietearth [Celluloid 09.11.09] Austria post apocalyptic movie news drama



We've been following Max Jacoby's arthouse take on the PA drama (with a hint of The Quiet Earth) for quite a long time, in fact, we posted the trailer back in August which looks nothing short of spectacular. Now, via the director, we have word the film will be premiering at the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea on October 12th with details right here. He also sent along the first two real posers, one of which you can see to the right.

Elodie and Elias are sixteen-year-old twins who live by themselves in the shadow of the dam of a man-made lake. We slowly find out that the world they are living in is depopulated, except for a few scattered survivors with whom they have no contact. Surrounded by this total emptiness, Elodie and Elias have gotten closer to each other than ordinary twins.

One day, on their way home after bathing in the lake, they discover Gabriel. He is a boy slightly older than them who just escaped a vicious attempt on his life. The twins agree to hide him at their place so he can recover from his wounds. This out to be a fateful decision: soon, Gabriel and Elodie fall in love with each other. Although they try to hide it from Elias, he is bound to find out eventually that he has lost his sister to someone else.

The conflict that slowly developes between the three teenagers is amplified by the isolation they find themselves in. Living in this empty world, they have no one else to turn to but themselves. This only serves to complicate an already tense situation which have dire consequences for one of them.


Embiggened poster after the break.





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