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Dernier Combat, Le (1983)
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi (France)
Starring: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Reno (Wasabi; Mission: Impossible)
Directed By: Luc Besson (The Fifth Element; The Professional)
Overview: In a harsh world when humans are plagued with the inability to speak, one man tries to survive.
With you Jean Reno and Luc Besson fans out there, you'll be happy to know that this film was well directed and brilliantly acted, if a touch exaggerated. The exaggeration was necessary as there was no script, but the emotions and motives of the actors was really well maintained. Enjoyable. Even the gimp.
This was all black and white with some harsh contrast effects. The costumes (guys in ties but no shirt or home-made armour) were terrific, the sets were appropriately decrepit, and though the budget was limited, this was fun to watch, definitely.
This film had no dialogue. The whole silence-inducing plague aspect of this was very neat. No one used any sign language, but they communicated rather effectively. Did the characters get the message across? Absolutely. Super-cool.
The story, admittedly, is a little confusing. Why this guy travels on a home-made plane just to come back I don't know, but what happens in the other town is a great tale. The classic David and Goliath with some apocalyptic Mad Max stuff going on too. Sure it's simple, but good... and righteous.
The mood is the best part. With home-made armour and weapons, a new era with raining fish and hailstones the size of your head, the incredibly original idea of having a whole mute society, oh yeah, good times.
Overall Rating: 78% (Puts Up A Good Fight)
So we had a theme day, watching all this post-apocalyptic stuff. I can't say that the whole day was full of intensely amazing film, but this one was really good. I would recommend this to anyone into the genre, or anyone into Besson, but I can't say I'll watch it twice.