The Quiet Earth
DIRECTOR: GEOFF MURPHY
CAST: BRUNO LAWRENCE, BRUNO LAWRENCE
After top secret energy project Operation Flashlight goes terribly awry, attached scientist Zac (Bruno Lawrence) wakes up one day to discover that he may very well be the only human on the face of the planet left alive. Along the way to his eventual encounter of two other survivors, with whom he forms a love triangle of sorts, the film develops into a singularly lyrical, psychologically detailed, and altogether rather meditative take on post-apocalyptic cinema, with the trio forced to work in harmony to stave off still further catastrophe. To the adrenal, angry, Australian Mad Max, this contemplative New Zealand production poses a quieter Kiwi response.