The Road (2009)

Adapted from the exquisite novel by Cormac McCarthy, The Road is a harsh poem of contrast.

A man and his son travel on foot down abandoned highways and through burnt out towns after the world has suffered some kind of massive catastrophe. Marauding gangs are an ever present danger as is hunger, cold and depression.

While many films fall far shorter than the novels they've adapted, this one stands squarely on its feet thanks to the attention of the humanely portrayed characters, a simple soundtrack by Nick Cave, and magnificent direction by Australian director John Hillcoat.

I loved this film.

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