Tomorrow at 4:44 AM the world is going to come to an end. As panic hits the Earth's population, two lovers (Willem Dafoe, Antichrist, The Life Aquatic, and Shanyn Leigh, Public Enemies) seclude themselves in a Manhattan high-rise and decide to spend their last moments in existence together. Accepting their doomed fate, the pair discovers more about themselves and each other in a few short hours than most do in an entire lifetime. Acclaimed director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York) creates a uniquely suspenseful romance with 4:44: LAST DAY ON EARTH that examines the power of love when all other hope is lost.
Natasha Lyonne,Shanyn Leigh,Paz de la Huerta,Willem Dafoe
How would we spend our final hours on Earth? And what does how we choose to die say about how we have chosen to live? In the inimitable Abel Ferrara's (GO GO TALES, KING OF NEW YORK) new film, this thought experiment takes on a visceral immediacy. With the planet on the verge of extinction, a New York couple, (Oscar-nominated Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh), cycles through moments of anxiety, ecstacy and torpor. As they sink into the havens of sex and art, and Skype last goodbyes in a Lower East Side apartment filled with screens bearing tidings of doom and salvation, 4:44: LAST DAYS ON EARTH becomes one of Ferrara's most potent and intimate expressions of spiritual crisis. The first fiction feature of Ferrara's to be filmed entirely in New York in over a decade, 4:44 is a mournful valentine to his beloved city.