THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (La Nuit a dévoré le monde)
West Coast Premiere | France | 2018 | Horror, fantasy | 94 min | In French with English subtitles
Directed by: Dominique Rocher
Written by: Guillaume Lemans, Jérémie Guez, Dominique Rocher
Based on work by: Pit Agarmen
Cinematography: Jordan Chouzenoux
Film Editing: Isabelle Manquillet
Original Score: Davidov Gubitsch
Produced by: Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal-Szlovak (Haut et Court)
Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie (Sam), Golshifteh Farahani (Sarah), Denis Lavant (Alfred), Sigrid Bouazi (Fanny), David Kammenos (Mathieu)
International Sales: WTFilms
U.S. Distributor: Blue Fox Entertainment
First-time director Dominique Rocher may have given birth to the first minimalist art-house zombie movie with this adaptation of Pit Agarmen’s novel. Franco-Norwegian musician Sam, played by the melancholy Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st), stops by his ex’s pad to pick up his stuff. But a wild party is raging, so he locks himself in the back room and promptly gets drunk as a skunk… only to awaken the next morning and find that everyone in Paris is dead and zombies are roaming the streets below. Petrified, Sam must figure out how to survive. An in-depth study of loneliness at its most profound, this finely-crafted genre film features the gifted Golshifteh Farahani (Christmas & Co., COLCOA 2018) and the ever-brilliant Denis Lavant (Holy Motors), who was literally born to play the most fascinating zombie ever to walk the earth.
Co-writer/director Dominique Rocher began his career as an assistant director on several features. He then created the production company Buffalo Corp and directed four short films, including the sci-fi drama, The Speed of the Past (2011), starring Mélanie Thierry (A Memoir of War, COLCOA 2018) and funded by the Audi Talent Awards program. In 2015, Rocher was selected to participate in the Torino Film Lab. The Night Eats the World, which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival, is his first feature.
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