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Last Night
     

Last Night

Cast: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah Polley

 
Don McKellar wrote and directed this comedy-drama about the last night of the world, part of the 12-film Arte series of movies about the Millennium. Set in Toronto, Patrick (McKellar) endures a faux Christmas celebration with his family while Sandra (Sandra Oh) tries to get across town to commit suicide with her husband, a gas company employee Duncan (David Cronenberg

Overview

Don McKellar wrote and directed this comedy-drama about the last night of the world, part of the 12-film Arte series of movies about the Millennium. Set in Toronto, Patrick (McKellar) endures a faux Christmas celebration with his family while Sandra (Sandra Oh) tries to get across town to commit suicide with her husband, a gas company employee Duncan (David Cronenberg). Meanwhile, Craig (Callum Keith Rennie) hopes to achieve sexual satisfaction with several women on his list. Still mourning his dead wife, Patrick plans his last moments alone, until he and Sandra crosspaths. Shown in the Directors Fortnight section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jonathan Crow
Without the testosterone-laden flag-waving and over-budgeted explosions of such Hollywood fare as Armageddon (1998), Last Night details the last six hours of the earth's existence with humor, irony, and pathos. With the unspecified apocalypse long since announced, the film's characters have gone beyond initial blinding panic and settled into an uneasy resignation about their imminent demise, which occurs at the stroke of midnight. Instead of looting and pillaging, most citizens celebrate their final day as if it were New Year's Eve. Director Don McKellar weaves together the stories of a handful of characters with both a sardonic eye for the absurd and a creepy gloom that recalls such 1950s sci-fi flicks as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). The film's starkly existential situation achieves moments of great poignancy, particularly during the film's (and the earth's) final minutes. Sandra Oh and McKellar himself both give sterling performances. Funny, sad, and utterly absorbing, Last Night is the ultimate millennial angst film.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0031398846925
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
53,704

Special Features

Closed Caption; 4x3 full frame; English and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don McKellar Patrick Wheeler
Sandra Oh Sandra
Callum Keith Rennie Craig Zwiller
Sarah Polley Jennifer Wheeler
David Cronenberg Duncan
Tracy Wright Donna
Geneviève Bujold Mrs. Carlton
Roberta Maxwell Mrs. Wheeler
Robin Gammell Mr. Wheeler
Trent McMullen Alex
Karen Glave Lily
Jackie Burroughs Jogger
Charmion King-Pinsent Grandmother

Technical Credits
Don McKellar Director,Screenwriter
Caroline Benjo Executive Producer
Joseph Boccia Co-producer
Lea Carlson Costumes/Costume Designer
Patricia Cuccia Art Director
John Dondertman Production Designer
Niv Fichman Producer
Dean Giammarco Sound/Sound Designer
Reginald Harkema Editor
Daniel Iron Producer
Jennifer Jonas Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Diane Kerbel Casting
Douglas Koch Cinematographer
Alexina Louie Score Composer
Miguel Nunes Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Pauk Score Composer
Carole Scotta Executive Producer
Paul Sharpe Sound/Sound Designer
John Thompson Sound/Sound Designer
John J. Thomson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Until the End [4:09]
2. Nostalgia [3:54]
3. Final Phone Call [3:59]
4. Values [3:48]
5. Reason Why [4:26]
6. Confession [4:36]
7. Left Early [2:07]
8. All Alone [4:16]
9. Handsome Man [4:33]
10. Lifetime Together [3:41]
11. A Ride [2:31]
12. Prestigious [3:01]
13. Important [5:33]
14. Ripe [4:31]
15. No Judgment [5:19]
16. Pedestrians [4:19]
17. Not Afraid [4:11]
18. Visitor [3:54]
19. Question [4:25]
20. Details [4:48]
21. Missing Out [3:16]
22. Major Incidents [2:09]
23. Human Contact [4:01]
24. End Credits [3:17]

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