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

Up here.

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Faro. Find.


Whoo! Whoo!


Man :

Whoo! Whoo!


Hey, get out of there.

Get out of there quick!

Come on, you need to--

You need to get out of there.

Okay, okay, I'm good.

- I'm good-- Let me get--

- Get down, get down.

- Hey, get down.

- Who are you?

- Hey

- Who are you?

- Whoa, no, no, no--

- Where are the others?

There-- Who?

- Sh*t.

- Where are the others?

- Where are they?

- There aren't any others.

I don't know what to say.

It's just me.

You just need to get

out of the water, please.

Please, it's just-- The water

comes from outside the valley.

You just need to get

out of the water, please.


Are you all right?

Can you do this?

Can you do this?

I can't do it.

Can you help me?

What is it?

I'm not gonna hurt you.

I'm not gonna hurt you.

Come on, I need your help.

Take it.

I don't know how to do this.


Yeah, I need it once a day.

And this one, Prussian Blue.

I'm not gonna make it anyway.

- Stupid. Stupid!

- We, uh...

I can take your wagon thing

up to the house.

We have food.

We have food up there.

Burn my clothes.

And my body too if I die.

What's your name?


I'm John.

I'm real sorry.


Doing good.

- Doing good.

- Oh...

That's it.

One more, one more.

That's it.

Okay. It's okay.


Dear Lord, please bless this man.

He's very sick

and he needs your help.

I know you must have a plan for us,

but he's sick from a mistake

and I think probably a good person.

I will serve you

however you see fit.

I'm not saying you don't

know better or whatever, but...

I would feel so blessed if he...

could stay here... and healthy.

I need that, please.

My dad said to us, you know,

"Keep the farm running, and..."


"We've been blessed with this valley. "


And, uh, as long as we stay here,

we'd be protected.

Got to be an explanation.

I don't know, something to do with...

with the weather patterns or, uh,

maybe the ridge created a...

just a natural buffer zone.

L mean!!!

It's just crazy this is still here.


Nothing crazy about it.

Why'd they leave the valley?

Why'd they leave

you here by yourself?

They had to go find survivors.

- They, they--

- Survivors?

They said that was our duty, so...

David was-- Well, I mean,

my brother was

supposed to stay here,

but he, um, he snuck away

to look for them

two weeks after they left.

That's him, there.

How old was he?


Well, he's 14 now, I guess, but...

he'd been talking about

going to go find them for days,

and he was really upset.

L-I didn't know

how to calm him down.

I'm sorry.

I'm gonna go get your bed ready.

You need anything? Water?

I'm good.

Okay, well...

Good night.

Good night.


I really think

you need some more rest.

Maybe, but I couldnt just

sit up in that window,

watch you do

all the work by yourself.

Oh, yeah, come on, you can't--

- You can't do work like this, not yet.

- I know, I know, I know.

I just meant I wanted to come

down here and watch you do it.


What is all this anyway?

Uh, it's gonna be soybeans,

but I got to get the rocks out first, so--

Why you doing the work

by hand, though?

- You can't drive this?

- I grew up on a farm.

I know how better than you.

Ran out of gas.

I used it up last year. It just--

What about that country store?

Isn't that a gas station

or just a store?

Well, yeah, but pumps

don't run without electricity.

No, no, no, you can use--

you can get it to work manually.


It worked!


Hey, hey!

It worked! It worked!

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