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739 Ratings

4:44 Last Day on Earth

Directed by Abel Ferrara
United States, Italy, 2011
Sci-Fi, Drama


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.

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4:44 Last Day on Earth Directed by Abel Ferrara

Critics reviews

By integrating [Al] Gore’s assertions [from An Inconvenient Truth]… Abel Ferrara delivers, in 4:44 Last Day on Earth, a modest version, where doubt, hesitation and fragility reign. Here the spaces, the objects, the scenographies are transformed more or less into a confessional, where everything is worthy of adoration: religious icons and statues, of course… but also photographs and computers, embraced as if they truly contained the images whose appearances they transmit.
July 26, 2013
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Of all the recent movies to imagine apocalypse, 4:44 strikes me as the saddest. It’s the most resolute in its vision and the most believable in its onscreen behavior. Perhaps the hysterical outbursts that ran through Ferrara’s movies until now were leading up to this: what seemed like exaggerations of everyday anxiety were in fact preparations for the end of the world.
August 02, 2012
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I’m not sure there’s a more affecting moment in Ferrara’s post-‘80s oeuvre (still haven’t seen the early stuff) than the Vietnamese delivery guy’s Skype conversation with his family back home, very wisely left unsubtitled. But I’m afraid I do have to register the standard objections, beginning with Shanyn Leigh and her inexpressive anti-gaze.
March 29, 2012
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