Parisian Zombie Thriller THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD Opens In North America This Summer


If foreign zombie thrillers are more your speed, expect your summer get a little better with the forthcoming arrival of Dominique Rocher's The Night Eats The World. Blue Fox Entertainment has reportedly nabbed U.S. rights to the French/Norwegian pic as it segues to an English-subbed North American premiere in Tribeca this weekend with Blue Fox rolling out its genuine English-language version later this year.

Tribeca programmer Matt Barone sets the tone:
One night, Sam attends a raucous apartment party in Paris. But, pressured to show up against his will and not feeling festive, the dejected Sam heads to a private room and falls asleep. The next morning, everything has changed: The walls are stained with blood, there isn’t a living soul in sight, and the dead have taken over the streets. Barricading himself inside, he hunkers down for safety, anticipating a long haul. As the undead congregate outside, Sam passes the lonely months by entertaining himself however possible. But there’s only so long he can hold on to his sanity—and he may not be truly alone.

In this adaptation of French author Pit Agarmen’s novel, writer-director Dominique Rocher constructs an intimate portrait of survival. The Night Eats the World features plenty of zombies, sure, but it also allows the great Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st) to take center stage, supported by a memorably undead performance from Denis Lavant. Lie uses his character’s one-versus-many survival tactics to explore the familiar feelings of extreme loneliness associated with big-city living and emotional fragility.
Carole Scotta of Haut et Court produced the film along with Canal +, Ciné +, WTFilms and Haut et Court Distribution, with the support of CNC – Nouvelles Technologies en Production and SACEM, in association with Sofitvcine 4, Cofinova 13, Indéfilms 5.
“We are thrilled to have Blue Fox and Tribeca introduce a new French talent to the North American audiences,” Scotta said. “Dominique Rocher delivers a new take on the survival genre, he is a director to watch closely.” 
Blue Fox Entertainment added, “It is so refreshing to watch a zombie film with a unique voice in such a familiar genre. We know audiences will love it.”

Hat tip to Screen International for the news.

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