Altman’s visually striking sci-fi parable envisages an apocalyptic ice age where a group of strangers play a mysterious, possibly lethal game.
Dir Robert Altman
With Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson
Arguably Altman’s artiest film (even down to the casting), this sci-fi parable envisages an apocalyptic ice age: a seal trapper (Newman) and his wife enter a desolate city and encounter a group of people playing a mysterious game, the stakes being life and death. An ambitious, deeply atmospheric examination of hope, faith and despair, distinguished by fine performances and Jean Boffety’s superb camerawork.