These Final Hours

Synopsis: It's the last day on earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. Along the way, he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose who is desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life as the final hours tick away.
Director(s): Zak Hilditch
Production: Well Go USA
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
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87 min


306, do you copy?

212, this is 306. I've got you.

Everybody's gone.

Did you get that?

212, do you copy?

Hi, Mum.

It's Bernard. Um...

it's pretty scary. I'm OK.

I hope you and Dad are too.

Hey, it's me. I don't know

if you've heard the news yet.

I'm just at work.

They're telling me not to leave.

I don't know what to do.

I just hope

you get home safely.

Hey, kiddo.

It's your dad.

I'm looking forward

to seeing you tomorrow.

Just want you to know

I'm thinking about you

and I can't wait

to give you a big hug.

It's crazy, dude!

Can you at least call back?

I'm totally freaking out

right now.

I love you.

I love you. I love you.

You can survive this thing.

Just get out of the city

and stay away from the coast.

I told you we were gonna

f***in' die from heat.

We're totally gonna die.

Please, can anybody

hear me? Please respond.

God, he loves you!

This is VK6DF checking in

for the first time today.

Is there anybody out there?


Here it is, folks.

It's happened.

Approximate location of impact,

the North Atlantic.

Approximate time of impact

at 7:
30am Perth time...

- ...which was...

- Thy kingdom come.

...10 minutes ago.

I just hope you're all

keeping safe out there,

you're surrounded

by your families...

F*** off.


looking after each other.

The eastern coastline of North

America has been affected.

Also the West African coastline.

As of now,

all of western Europe's gone.

It's gone.

As I speak to you right now...'s making its way

towards our fair nation.

Stop! Stop, please!

It's not too late

to change your mind.

Be a great view from here.

There's no shame in checking out

ahead of time, folks.

You gotta do

what you gotta do.

It's here. It's real.

We're already f***ing dead.

It's gonna f***ing hurt.

And I don't want

to feel it.

I don't want

to feel a thing.

Just want to get f***ed up.


Go to your party.

F*** your girlfriend.

You could forget about...

all of this.

We have 12 hours, people.

That's all.

- Go, go, go! Turn around!

- F***!

- What are you...?

- Get on with your f***in' day!

Come on! F*** me dead!

- Take the f***ing car.

- Come on! Move it!

- Go easy!

- Come on!

He burnt me!


F***in' foil!

And they call me crazy.

They'll be the first to go,

down in their bunkers, waiting.

Like f***in' beef in a stew.

F***in' beef in a crockpot.

There's just no telling

some people, is there?

- I said, f***in' is there?!

- No, mate.

There he is.

Stop here! Stop, stop, stop!

Give us the keys!

Give us the f***in' keys!

Give us the f***in' keys!

I got some errands

to take care of, alright?

Like, I shouldn't be driving

in my condition.

You just f***in' try me!

You won't believe

how fast I can run!

- Sh*t!

- Oi!

What did I f***in' say?


F*** me dead.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

- Hey, where are you going?

- Piss off!

Come here!

Come on.

Here, kitty, kitty.

Hey! Hey, come here!

Put me down! Please.

I just want my dad.

Let me go.

Somebody help!

Please, I just want my dad.

Help me, please!

Please help! Someone!

- Somebody help me, please!

- Shut up!

I said,

shut up in there!

Give us

some bloody peace and quiet.

- Let me out!

- Quiet!

What are you

talking about?

I said shut up! Jesus Christ!

We're not f***ing around!

Let me out! Please!

Please let me out of here!


Let me out of here.

Please! Let me out of here!

- Let me out of here!

- Hey!

There's enough of her

for both of us.



It's OK.

Let's get out of here.

Get in the van.


I don't know these men.

I'm just taking their van.

What? What?

I want my dad.

Listen! It's just not safe here!

Get in the van!

Please. Please.


They said

they'd help me find Dad,

but they... they went

a different way.

They said

it was a short cut.

He's 42.

He's got black hair.

- I need some water.

- He was looking for some petrol.

- Maybe you've seen him.

- Shush! Can you just...

Is there any water?

There's this.

You shouldn't drink and drive.

It's dangerous.

- Where do you live?

- Dad burnt our house down.

He said he didn't want anyone

breaking in and living there.

Oh, f***.

Said the house memories were

our memories, no-one else's.

- So he set it on fire.

- Well...

Where'd you

last see your dad?

When we ran out of petrol

on the way to Aunty Janice's.

Told me to hide

while he found some more.

No, there's gotta be somewhere

I can leave ya.

- Everyone's at Aunty Janice's.

- Where's that?

In Roleystone.

No, no, no, no, no.

Maybe Dad's back at the car,

looking for me.

In Malaga.



You know

where the ice rink is?



Shut up!

They're shooting again.



Central America.


10 hours, folks.


- Over.

- Dad!


- Dad!

- F***.

- He's not here.

- Dad!

- Dad!

- That's enough.

- Dad!

- Hey, it's enough.

He's not here.

He's not here.


Well, then...

he must be at Aunty Janice's.

He said if we ever got separated

that we should meet there.


This is what he looks like.

Where's your mum?

She died.

I've gotta get going.

Well... maybe you could

take me to my aunt's.

I've got hardly enough petrol

to get where I'm going.

Well, there'll be petrol

at my aunt's.

My sister lives near here.

You'll like her. She's nice.

She has three little girls.

You'll be safe there, alright?

Come on. We're going.

I need to be with my dad

when it happens.


I'm Rose.


This is VK6DF checking in

for the sixth time today.

My mother, she said that, uh,

science always had it

over religion,

and right up to this point,

I always believed that.

But I don't know.

Funny how you can

turn to God

when you got no real faith

in him.

Stace! It's Jimmy!


It's not Christmas.

Why don't you go

for a swim in the pool?

- I'm gonna look upstairs.

- But I don't have my bathers.

- Just go in your dress.

- Really?

So where's your sister?

She's not here.

Where are you going?


Big party-

Maybe someone at the party

can take me to Aunty Janice's.

How'd you find this place


We used to come here

when I was little.

I feel safe here.

Listen, Zo,

I know you're for keeping

your wits about you when it happens,

but, f***, you sure

you won't take something?

Like, something to take

the edge off a little?

Hey, come on, Zoe.

You said...

Hey. You said

you wouldn't do that.

Come on.

It was... I just...

- Oh...

- Please.

I just, um...


I'm pregnant, James.

You took a test

or something?

I wanted to know.

I needed to be sure.

I mean, what difference

does it make?


What do you think, huh?

A little boy

or a little girl?


I don't know.


He would have been handsome,

just like his dad.

This is bullshit. F***.

This is bullshit.

You shouldn't have told me.

- Where the f*** are my keys?

- Stay here with me, James.

Why? And stare out into

the f***ing ocean waiting for it?

There's still time!

What f***ing difference

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Zak Hilditch

Zak Hilditch is an Australian director and writer. He's known for 1922 (2017), These Final Hours (2013) and Transmission (2012). more…

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