Robert Strauss, in his last role, plays Noah, the sole remaining survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust. Noah floats across the sea, desolate and alone, reaching a small island where he be begins to attempt to start a new life. Soon after his arrival, it becomes clear that Noah is unable to fully accept the loneliness of this desolate predicament, as he begins to create and interact with an imaginary companion as a coping mechanism. Honestly this is the type of film which a mere plot description doesn't do the film the justice it deserves. Extremely nightmarish, haunting, yet poetic, 'The Noah' deeply explores the fragility of the human mind when facing such extreme situations. Think of this as a much more unique, strange and thematically complex version of 'Castaway'. As the film progresses, Noah becomes more and more eratic, creating multiple companions to the point where he communicates with an entire civilization of characters. Along the way we learn tidbits and details about the type of man which Noah was before the nuclear war, being that his memory serves as his primary attribute in creating this civilization of imaginary people. If I had one compaint it would just be that the film is probably a little too long, but it's really a minor complaint from my point of view. 'The Noah' is a harrowing portrait of a man whose loneliness and isolation have consumed him and the end is as deeply tragic as one would expect.
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