The Night Eats the World is a 2018 French horror film directed by Dominique Rocher from a screenplay co-written with Jérémie Guez and Guillaume Lemans, based on Pit Agarmen’s novel La nuit a dévoré le monde. The film stars Anders Danielsen Lie, Dennis Lavant and Golshifteh Farahani.
Sam wakes one morning to find himself living in a nightmare: an army of zombies have invaded the streets of Paris and he the lone survivor. While contemplating his bleak future and how to survive, he learns he may not be alone after all…
Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired North American rights for the film, which was shot in both French and English versions. Meanwhile, the Tribeca Film Festival is screening the French version with subs.
” …the film is technically very proficient — kudos to production designer Sidney Dubois for artfully messing up all those fabulous Paris apartments — and has the gall to try something outside the known confines of the genre. Yet it ultimately feels too anticlimactic and lethargic.” Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
“Rocher’s approach is admittedly more stylish and cerebral than many zombie films, but he still embraces the core principles of the genre. Rocher also composes some eerie visuals of the de-populated Parisian neighborhood and the ferocious swarms of zombie masses. Despite a relative paucity of gore, Walking Dead fans should be able to relate and approve.” Joe Bendel, J.B. Spins
Cast and characters:
- Anders Danielsen Lie … Sam
- Golshifteh Farahani … Sarah
- Denis Lavant … Alfred
- Sigrid Bouaziz … Fanny
- David Kammenos … Mathieu