The Night Eats the World

The Night Eats the World

The Night Eats the World

A man (Anders Danielsen Lie, Personal Shopper) wakes up the morning after a party to find Paris invaded by the undead in this French indie zombie film.

"One night, Sam attends a raucous apartment party in Paris. But, pressured to show up against his will and not feeling festive, the dejected Sam heads to a private room and falls asleep. The next morning, everything has changed: The walls are stained with blood, there isn’t a living soul in sight, and the dead have taken over the streets. Barricading himself inside, he hunkers down for safety, anticipating a long haul. As the undead congregate outside, Sam passes the lonely months by entertaining himself however possible. But there’s only so long he can hold on to his sanity — and he may not be truly alone." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2019Rating: MA15+, Strong Horror Themes and Violence93 minsFranceNorwegian and English with English subtitles
HorrorWorld Cinema
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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

If you don't get too hung up on the film's many contrivances - particularly its uninspired finale and any scene where Lie speaks - you might find The Night Eats the World to be sufficiently moody.

Variety

Variety

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"The Night Eats the World" just feels like several rudderless months stuck in a building with a guy who probably wasn't all that fascinating before zombies struck, and isn't any more so now.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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The makeup design and chase scenes are rote, and the little dramatic conflict - arguments over where to hide - traffic in the oldest clichés in the genre.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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No matter how spare and arty "The Night Eats the World" is, there's nothing here that hasn't been done before.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Has some clever ideas and well-crafted moments, but in terms of horror fodder, it's so pared down you'll practically miss it if you blink.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...plays out like a French indie I Am Legend, with lashings of 28 Days Later-style fast paced action and surprising moments of existential rumination.

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

If you don't get too hung up on the film's many contrivances - particularly its uninspired finale and any scene where Lie speaks - you might find The Night Eats the World to be sufficiently moody.

Variety

Variety

press

"The Night Eats the World" just feels like several rudderless months stuck in a building with a guy who probably wasn't all that fascinating before zombies struck, and isn't any more so now.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The makeup design and chase scenes are rote, and the little dramatic conflict - arguments over where to hide - traffic in the oldest clichés in the genre.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

No matter how spare and arty "The Night Eats the World" is, there's nothing here that hasn't been done before.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Has some clever ideas and well-crafted moments, but in terms of horror fodder, it's so pared down you'll practically miss it if you blink.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...plays out like a French indie I Am Legend, with lashings of 28 Days Later-style fast paced action and surprising moments of existential rumination.

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