Z for Zachariah

Synopsis: In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.
Director(s): Craig Zobel
Production: Roadside Attractions
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Could you see me

down at the gas pumps?

I was jumping all over the place.

I was so excited.

Felt weird pointing a rifle at you

even if it weren't loaded.

Oh, I always keep it loaded.

It's got a great scope

on it, doesn't it?

This looks good.


there's a lot to be thankful for.


You were-- You were up north

when it started?


I was, um, about a mile underground

in a government facility--

a bunker.

I'm a research engineer.

Well, I was.

I mean, like a...

Does that mean

you're a scientist

- or something?

- Yeah.

Oh, really?

Well--well, I was.

That's cool.

I was on the design team

for that suit I was wearing.

But it's the only reason I was able

to survive as long as I did.

They weren't supposed

to be used long-term, though.

It's beat up now. It's damaged.

So why'd you leave the bunker?

Just wasn't safe there anymore?

Well, I was a mile

underground, you know.

There was no...

There was no sun.

There was no rain.

There was no sky.

There was nothing.

You understand me?

What I wanted from life...

wasn't there.

Sol left.

Went to go find your wife.

My wife?

Well, um--

I was just--

When I was going

through your wagon

the other day for--

I was getting your medicine.

I accidentally came across

some photos of your wife.

She's not my wife.

I was...

That was just a girl

from a long time ago, really.

You know, the reason I left...

Honestly, what I think

I was looking for

was a place like this...

without ever believing for a second

that it could exist.

I never thought

I'd eat fresh fish again.

Oh, the pond is full of them.

We used to get yellow bullhead

from the creek,

but obviously, they died out.

But this pond comes from

the same water as the well does.

Dad says it comes from

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