The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) may be the only man left on Earth after a bizarre incident he dubs The Effect, of which he may have been a part. As guilt and isolation take their toll he is reinvigorated by finding other survivors and a plan to stop The Effect reoccurring. A stunningly minimalist post-apocalypse film with one of the greatest ambiguous endings in sci-fi, The Quiet Earth is a genre gem ripe for rediscovery. 

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The Quiet Earth

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  • Director: Geoff Murphy
  • Year: 1985
  • Run Time: 91 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Rating: M