The Night Eats the World
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The Night Eats the World

Based on Pit Agarmen’s novel (a form in which this story doubtlessly worked better), Dominique Rocher’s feature debut “The Night Eats the World” focuses on an isolated guy’s boredom and loneliness after an outbreak of the flesh-eating undead leaves him trapped in a Parisian Leatherface apartment building. The very definition of a well-made movie that nonetheless really needn’t have been made at all, Rocher’s entry into the canon will attract a few zombie completists, but provide little fun for the average genre buff and underwhelming reward for art-house audiences.

At the start, Sam (talented Norwegian thesp Anders Danielsen Lie, star of Joachim Trier’s “Oslo, August 31st”) shows up at his ex-girlfriend’s door, a grudging errand — evidently it was not a happy parting — made more unpleasant by the discovery that she and her new boyfriend The Con Is On are hosting a crowded party. Wanting only to retrieve some personal possessions she’d accidentally taken with her, he retreats to a back office room and locks the door. Upon finding the stuff he’s after, he improbably — given his agitated, annoyed mood — falls asleep in an armchair. When he wakes up, he discovers the rest of the apartment has been trashed, its walls spattered with blood.

After an alarming brief encounter with the now-undead hosts and a survey of the street outside, Sam quickly grasps the situation (apparently he’s seen the same movies we have) and barricades himself in for a long haul as quite possibly the last non-cannibalistic human left in Paris. Hearts Beat Loud The non-living population is fast-moving and ravenous. Fortunately for him, they’re also too stupid to break down a locked door or climb up to a second-floor balcony. Raiding other flats for weapons and supplies, he soon has control of the entire building, but inevitably struggles to keep himself amused. As do we.

Duration: 93 min

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IMDb: 6.0

The Night Eats the World
The Night Eats the World
The Night Eats the World
The Night Eats the World
The Night Eats the World
The Night Eats the World