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A scientist awakens from a narcotic slumber and discovers that he is the last man left on Earth — maybe — in this contemplative, stylish and surprisingly funny apocalyptic sci-fi drama, whose mind-bending premise and inventive, low-budget visuals helped make it an international cult hit.
July 5, 6:12 a.m. — Project Flashlight Complete. Scientist Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) wakes up and finds that the international energy project he's been working on has malfunctioned: he is now the only human left on earth. At first delighting in his freedom from social constraints, Zac soon realizes he may not be as alone as he originally thought-and the real end may still be coming. A contemplative and surprisingly funny science-fiction mystery, The Quiet Earth is stylishly and cleverly directed by Geoff Murphy (Utu), and its mind-bending premise and inventive, low-budget visuals helped make it an international cult classic.