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Z for Zachariah

Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller 1h 38m 2014

AroView: Compelling sci-fi drama in which New Zealand stands in for the pastoral American South, set in the wake of a nuclear war that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Though this represents a very loose (and belated) adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s popular young adult novel from 1974, this is a refreshingly thoughtful entry in the current wave of post-apocalyptic films rich in thematic elements. Margot Robbie impresses in her first lead performance.

“This minimalist but deeply affecting morality play slowly tugs you in.” ~ Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times.

Synopsis: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.


Craig Zobel







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