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The Quiet Earth Review


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Post-apocalypse movies aren't exactly scarce. Even down under has more than its fair share of these films: The Road Warrior being the prime example of the genre.

The Quiet Earth takes a much softer and less explosive route to examining life beyond the pale. Here we have New Zealander Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence), who awakes one morning to find he's the only guy around. Literally. The rest of humanity -- and all animal life, it seems -- has simply vanished. Zac spends the following days in predictable stages of coping: Confusion, research, gluttony, insanity, and rebuilding -- until a fetching second survivor, Joanne (Alison Routledge), shows up at his place.

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