L'ultimo terrestre

  • 96'
  • Italy
  • 2011
What gifts do alien creatures have that humans don't? They make lifeless surroundings blossom again. They distinguish good from evil. But above all: they bring spiritual liberation.
In this Italian science-fiction drama, reminiscent in its dark yet warm mood of modern classic Donnie Darko, a spaceship is about to land on Earth. Fear reigns. Only introverted Luca, a waiter in a depressing bingo hall, remains calm in face of the impending invasion. He leads an alien life himself, withdrawn and solitary. Luca grew up without a mother and has contact only with his father, his macho colleagues and two prostitutes. His relationship with the female sex is difficult, but does he know why?
Gianni Pacinotti, who caused furore as a comic-strip artist, based his feature debut on a graphic novel by Giacomo Monti. This can be seen in the colourful sets and the absurd, dry humour of the dialogues. This psychological character study is a subtle mix of cinematographic realism and fantasy.

Director
Gianni Pacinotti
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
96'
Medium
35mm
International title
The Last Man on Earth
Language
Italian
Producer
Domenico Procacci
Production Company
Fandango
Sales
Fandango Portobello Sales
Screenplay
Gianni Pacinotti, based on the comic by Giacomo Monti
Cinematography
Vladan Radovic
Editor
Clelio Benevento
Production Design
Alessandro Vannucci
Sound Design
Alessandro Bianchi
Music
Valerio Vigliar
Cast
Gabriele Spinelli, Anna Bellato