I discovered 54 Days a while ago as my sister site, Road Rash Reviews, reviewed it.
It’s a low-buget, Australian indie film. One that the critics seem to like. It’s not just our sister site who likes it!
This, basically, means that you’re not going to see huge explosions [even if you do see some in the trailer!] or crowd scenes in this one! It does have quite a lot in keeping with many other low-budget films. Very few characters, set in a location that people cannot leave for some reason. Infection or some sort of war so to keep them in that one location.
Apart from that, the main issue in this film is the number of people that have managed to survive together. One more than the food supply is planned for! Who will live, who will die? Will they decide to do this as a choice or will it all end up in a messy way with them all fighting each other for the chance to live? My money is on the latter.
The only problem is that there isn’t a UK release date at the moment. I have asked the team via twitter and when I hear back, this page will be updated.
@54daysthemovie Do you have plans for a UK release in 2015?
— Wile E. Coyote (@confusedCoyote) January 3, 2015
Not that long after I asked, the nice people got back to me with an answer.
"@confusedCoyote: @54daysthemovie Do you have plans for a UK release in 2015?" Talking with distributors now…fingers crossed. …
— 54 Days The Movie (@54daysthemovie) January 3, 2015
I’m not going to speculate on who the distributors are but I could make a good educated guess. Whoever they finally get, it’s just great news for the film to get into the UK even if it may just be “on video”
5 people trapped in a 1960’s nuclear bunker after a nuclear and biological attack on Sydney and further afield. As food and water begins to run out, they are faced with an impossible decision – either one dies or five die…
The movie explores how each of us would react to a situation where our very survival is at stake. It is here, that our true character reveals itself; it is only here that we see who we truly are…
Prepare yourself for an uncomfortable and challenging journey that twists and turns, keeps you on the edge of your seat and will make you question…
“How far you would go to survive?”
Find out more at the official website.
The film isn’t available in the UK, at present – They are working on it ‘tho! You can, however, rent or buy the film via Distrify now using the trailer below, just click and follow the on screen instructions.