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Le Dernier Combat (1983)

France 93m, B&W
Director: Luc Besson; Cast: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise, Fritz Wepper, Jean Reno, Maurice Lamy

Le Dernier CombatThe Last Battle is an unusual post-apocalyptic film in which people have lost the ability to speak. As a consequence, there are only two words of dialogue in the entire film. The film’s main character builds an ultra-light airplane to explore a mostly barren world which leads him to chance encounters with a doctor, a brute, and a woman. Lacking much in the way of a plot, this is a film built on style and art production and cinematography, and as such, provides a glimpse of Besson’s early development as a filmmaker (Klaus Ming May 2016).

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4 comments on “Le Dernier Combat (1983)

  1. Eric Binford
    05/17/2016

    I really need to watch this one! Maybe in a double-feature with A Boy and His Dog! Thanks for the review.

    • Klaus
      05/18/2016

      I really wanted to like this one more than I did. Of the two think I preferred A Boy and His Dog

  2. Paragraph Film Reviews
    05/23/2016

    I’m the same as you Klaus – liked it, but there’s a lot in here that keeps the viewer at a distance. I hated the jazz soundtrack more than anything else; it really stopped me from enjoying this more. Still, any Besson film is worth a look! 😀

    • Klaus
      05/23/2016

      The Jazz soundtrack was an odd choice that I didn’t care for either, at least not in this context. A strange movie all around, and nor one that i’d put on the 1001 list.

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