It was once the source of life, light and warmth. But now the sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. In order to survive, people must protect themselves against the sun’s scorching light. Marie, her little sister Leonie and Phillip head for the mountains in a car with covered windows. Rumour has it there is still water there. Along the way they run into Tom, a first-rate mechanic, who becomes indispensable. But can they trust him? Tension grows in the small group. As if things were not bad enough, they are lured into an ambush. Their real battle for survival begins. –Locarno Film Festival
Was "The Road" not released in Germany? It's evident that at least the book made its way there, because this is essentially the exact same story, only hot and dusty in replacement of cold and wet. While the visual style is bleak and controlled (yet necessarily manic), it is otherwise so alike "The Road" that it's an unnecessary watch. Where "The Road" was loaded with emotion and pain, "Hell" was sterile and visual.
A great looking post-apocalyptic road movie that treads similar ground to 'The Road'. It starts out with so much potential, the look is right, the dust is right, the acting is decent but by the end it abandons philosophy and descends almost into zombie-horror territory. P.s. how long does a walkie talkie battery last? not that long. 2.5 stars