The movie, by the director of 1992′s “Bad Lieutenant,” focuses largely on one couple — played by Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh — passing their final hours on Earth as they Skype their goodbyes to loved ones from a New York City high-rise.
“The bottom line is this film is about man’s destruction of the Earth,” Ferrara told reporters Wednesday in Venice, where the film is being shown in hopes of snaring the top Golden Lion prize later this week.
In the movie, the couple spends some of their last hours passionately embracing, as they alternate Skyping with friends and loved ones. When Leigh’s character calls her mother on Skype, the closing of the laptop lid represents a final goodbye.
Everybody knows the final hour is coming, even though some don’t believe it. Snippets of routine continue, with some odd context twists, like when Dafoe’s character, Cisco, gives several hundred dollars to a Chinese food delivery man, since money now means nothing, and lends his computer so the man can briefly Skype his family in China.
“That is what was attractive about this scenario, it deals with very elemental, philosophical questions but played out in a very practical way. So what would you do? You’d say goodbye, you’d try to prepare things, you try to comfort each other and try to get a strategy for saying goodbye,” Dafoe said.
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