Film Review: WHAT’S LEFT OF US (2013)

WHAT’S LEFT OF US **** Argentina 2013 Dir: Christopher Behl 98 mins


This is a film set in a post apocalyptic world. It would seem everyone is either dead or a reanimated corpse shuffling around looking for fresh meat, all apart from 3 people holed up in a house together trying to survive and wondering what happens next.
They seem to have been there a while as they have a pretty tight set up, early warning systems and attempts to keep the stench of death and swarms of flies from their door. The 3 people Axel (Lautaro Delgado), Ana (Victoria Almeida) and Jonathan (William Prociuk) are embroiled in their own problems, playing with each others emotions in a dangerous love triangle communicating their true feelings via video messages. This is a zombie movie but if you’re expecting non stop action, hordes of the undead, blood, guts and humorous one liners then you’re best off sticking with Zombieland or Cockneys VS Zombies and the likes because this movie isn’t that. It’s been a while since I saw this movie but it is still fresh in my mind and I can’t stop thinking about it so this lead to this review. Despite the lack of zombies this is a really well shot, brilliantly acted and enticing movie. The camera work and attention to detail is first rate, the soundtrack is well placed and effective. There are parts in the movie where they hold a zombie captive and the sound effects of its odd wheezing noises are really chilling and totally brilliant! Not big on action or gore but a well told and sad story. Not just for zombie nuts but people who appreciate a well told tragedy, trust me it will stick with you for a while after you’ve watched it.

Review by Sarah Budd


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