Abel Ferrara sets the doomsday clock to fearful precision in his latest film 4:44 Last Day on Earth. An examination of will, humanity, and acceptance in a semi-post-apocalyptic world of normal everyday proportions. Official synopsis can be read as follows:
“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 far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The ﬁnal meltdown will come, not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors.
As always, there are those who, as their ﬁnal cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They – like the majority of the Earth’s population – have accepted their fate; the world is going to end.”
Watch the theatrical trailer embedded down below for your viewing pleasure!
4:44 Last Day on Earth, 2011