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Friend of the World

USA 2020
produced by
Brian Patrick Butler, Kerry Rossall (executive), Luke Anthony Pensabene (co) for Charybdis Pictures
directed by Brian Patrick Butler
starring Nick Young, Alexandra Slade, Michael C. Burgess, Kathryn Schott, Kevin Smith (II), Luke Anthony Pensabene, Neil Raymond Ricco (voice), Scott Schramp, Shay Tyler, Tom Blackwood, Elena Butler, Michael Butler, Emily Chan, Eric Codina, Judy Codina, Shimmy Gabbara, Jean Gotay, Tanya Ruth Linsdau, C.J. Martinez, Ryan Mitchell, Rickey Phatsenhann, Sheri Williams, Tom Dadourian, Alex Scherkenbach
written by Brian Patrick Butler, special effects makeup by C.J. Martinez, visual effects by Daniel N. Butler

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Documentary filmmaker Diane (Alexandra Slade) was anything but prepared for the end of humankind until she was suddenly thrown into a bunker with a bunch of others ... and turned out to be the only one to survive of the whole group. And since she can't get out, she finds an air duct that leads her to the grander structure her bunker is a part of, a secret underground army complex run by General Gore (Nick Young). Now Gore might have been one of the men responsible for the almost-extinction of humankind as the army was conducting an experiment to unite all the ingenious minds of earth into one brain and let the rest of humankind die peacefully - that experiment backfired as the collective brain was never created, but most people killed anyways or turned into zombies. Now Gore's mix of macho attitude and nihilism doesn't sit well with Diane's progressive mindset, and vice versa, but in a world that has turned mostly hostile, these probably last two sane humans must band together to fight for survival, and the legacy of the human race at large ...

 

Now Friend of the World is most certainly not like any other post-apocalypse flick you've seen, as it takes a very experimental approach to the genre, mixing comedy with philosophical undercurrents, but also body horror with triplike sequences, to result in a pleasantly otherworldly experience, thanks to a level-headed directorial effort amidst all the chaos and never veers too far into the moronic or the gruesome, and thanks to grounded performances by the two leads, which manage to make the whole on-screen madness relatable to the audience.

 

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