The Quiet Earth

New Zealand, 1985

Film
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Bruno Lawrence plays a scientist who wakes up one morning to find that an experiment has gone dreadfully wrong and all living things seem to have disappeared from the planet. He searches for other living humans trying to fight off approaching madness and despair. He eventually meets up with two other survivors but as they realise the consequences of the science experiment on the Universe, their relationships fall apart. A haunting and provocative science-fiction film. Based on the novel by Craig Harrison.

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Credits

director

Geoff Murphy

co-producer

Don Reynolds

Sam Pillsbury

production company

Skouras Pictures

Duration

01:27:00:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302573

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q1933990

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