The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

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In this Kiwi sci-fi classic, scientist Zac Hobson (played New Zealand great, Bruno Lawrence) awakens to discover that he many be the last man on Earth. Homes, highways and entire cities are deserted, every living thing has disappeared. Frustrated and plagued by megalomaniacal visions, Zac stands on a balcony and grandly addresses an 'audience' of cardboard standups (from Queen Elizabeth to Bob Marley), declaring himself "President of this quiet earth". But Hobson soon discovers that he may not be alone... More

Released in 1986 The Quiet Earth was a critically acclaimed award winner in New Zealand, while in America it became a cult classic - described by the LA Daily as "simply the best science-fiction film of the '80s".

1985Rating: M, Adult themes91 minsNew Zealand
DramaMysteryScience Fiction

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Geoff Murphy has taken a man-alone theme and turned it imaginatively to strong and refreshing effect in The Quiet Earth.

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The Quiet Earth is available to stream in New Zealand now on NZ Film On Demand and Academy On Demand and AroVision.