4:44 Last Day On Earth
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4:44 Last Day On Earth

Directed by Abel Ferrara


Director: Abel Ferrara
Section: Spotlight
Country: France, Switzerland, USA
Year: 2011
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne


4:44 Last Day On Earth

In a large apartment high above the city lives our couple. They’re in love. She’s a painter, he’s a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon – except that this isn’t a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors.
As always, there are those who, as their last cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They – like the majority of the Earth’s population – have accepted their fate: the world is going to end.

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Abel Ferrara


Screenplay: Abel Ferrara
Director of Photography: Ken Kelsch
Film Editor: Anthony Redman
Composer: Jonathan Mason
Costume Design: Moira Shaughnessy
Sound: Neil Benezra
Producer: Juan de Dios Larraín
Production Company: Funny Balloons
Co-Producer: Pablo Larraín, Peter Danner, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Distributor: Capelight Pictures Gerlach Selms GbR