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The Survivalist (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 12 February 2016 (UK)
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In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

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Stephen Fingleton
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin McCann ... The Survivalist
Mia Goth ... Milja
Olwen Fouéré Olwen Fouéré ... Kathryn
Douglas Russell ... Snatcher
Andrew Simpson ... Augustus
Ryan McParland ... Crossbow Raider
Hussina Raja ... Watchwoman
Ciaran Flynn Ciaran Flynn ... Watchman
Sean Doupe Sean Doupe ... Axe Raider
Jeremy Martin Jeremy Martin ... Raider
Aran Downey Aran Downey ... Raider
Logan Kerr Logan Kerr ... Raider
Aaron Goldring Aaron Goldring ... Raider
Matthew Henry Matthew Henry ... Raider
Conor Kelly Conor Kelly ... Raider
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Storyline

In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life. Written by Bulldog Distribution Limited

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,971
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in Antrim, Northern Ireland See more »

Goofs

Around 36 min into the film 'the survivalist', Milja and Kathryn are working in the garden. While filming Kathryn you can see clearly a (young) woman walking in the take wearing a red coat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kathryn: [appearing outside his shack] My name is Kathryn. And this is my daughter Milja. Would you be able to spare some of your crop?
Survivalist: [no]
Kathryn: We can offer something in exchange.
[shows seeds]
Kathryn: A real treasure, then. We have legumes, rusticas, strong varieties. These could boost your yield.
[tosses over a package of seeds]
Kathryn: Surely you can spare something. There's more than enough.
Survivalist: That's what they all thought.
Kathryn: Well, then perhaps... Perhaps, we could stay the night.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

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Grim at times but still interesting.
24 May 2016 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

The Survivalist is BAFTA nominated film about a man who is trying to survive in a post apocalyptic world where food is scarce and where people will kill to take it from you . He comes across a mother and daughter and isn't sure he can trust their intentions. This is Grim to say the least. Not grim in a bad way because the story dictates it should be that way but it is hard watch at times. It's graphic as well. Sexually and violently and the characters on display don't say match. Possibly because they are continuously suspicious of each other or maybe because of what they have witnessed in the past , words are as scarce as the food they crave. Good performances from Martin McCann ( we never get to know his name) and Mia Goth add up to an interesting film that might not be to everyone's taste.


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