Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Night Eats the World Plays to Applause this Summer in the United Kingdom

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The Night Eats the World is a Paris shot zombie thriller. Adapted from Pit Agarmen's novel, the film's French title is La nuit a dévoré le monde. Already released in France, The Night Eats the World is set for a United Kingdom DVD launch, in August. This dramatic horror film was developed by first time French director Dominque Rocher. And now, a trailer has debuted for this quieter take on the zombie apocalypse.

A few early reviews have already begun to roll in for this title. From Europe, Cineuropa focuses on what sets The Night Eats the World apart from other films in the zombie horror sub-genre: "[the film] choos[es] minimalism, isolation and psychological survival behind closed doors, and...focusing on a character who becomes a kind of Robinson Crusoe in the heart of Paris." This is solitary survival in a big city. Meanwhile in North America, the Hollywood Reporter mentions some of the mundane details of surviving in such a dire situation: "Rocher devotes lots of screen time to chronicle the mundane aspects of Sam’s existence. We watch how he rations dry goods to eat, collects rainwater on the rooftop and makes the rounds of the other apartments in the hopes of finding the bare necessities to stay alive." Unless prepared, most people only have a few days of food and water, in which to survive a cataclysm. As well, most of the early reviews have been positive towards the film, overall.

In the United Kingdom, the film will be available on August 27th, in a PAL DVD format. The film stars Anders Danielson Lie (Personal Shopper), Golshifteh Farahani (Peterson) and Denis Lavant. The Night Eats the World has a ninety minute runtime and has been rated 15, in the UK. Fans of more dramatic zombie-infused thrillers are encouraged to find the film later this Summer, with the UK trailer available below.

Release Date: August 27th, 2018 (UK, DVD).

Director: Dominique Rocher.

Writers: Pit Agarmen, Jérémie Guez, Guillaume Lemans, Dominique Rocher.

Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant and Sigrid Bouaziz.

A trailer for The Night Eats the World (courtesy of Signature Entertainment):

*there are plans to release the film, in the U.S.A., through Blue Fox Entertainment. A release date has not been announced, yet.

A movie review, for the film, at Cineuropa: The Night Eats the World Review at Cineuropa

The Hollywood Reporter Reviews The Night Eats the World (Jordan Mintzer): The Night Eats the World Reviewed at the Hollywood Reporter

More details on The Night Eats the World at Signature Entertainment: The Night Eats the World Story Details at Signature

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