The Night Eats the World

The Night Eats the World ★★★½

I have to admit I chose this one because I love Denis Lavant. I got precisely the performance I wanted, so that was cool. I also got a surprisingly interesting meditation on isolation channeled through a zombie flick.

Anders Danielsen Lie was quite good in this; he’s the only person on screen most of the time, so he’s got a lot to do. Rocher doesn’t give into the temptation to explain all the backstory. The first scene makes it clear that Lie is playing the kind of guy who hates crowds and gets stubborn about letting go of things, which in turn informs everything that happens to him for the rest of the movie. It’s tightly built for a slow movie about the end of the world. 

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