The Last Man on Earth (2011 film)

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The Last Man on Earth
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gian Alfonso Pacinotti
Produced by Domenico Procacci
Screenplay by Gian Alfonso Pacinotti
Based on Nessuno mi farà del male
by Giacomo Monti
Music by Valerio Vigliar
Cinematography Vladan Radovic
Edited by Clelio Benevento
Distributed by Fandango
Release date
Running time
100 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Budget € 2.3 million

The Last Man on Earth is a 2011 Italian science fiction drama film directed by Gian Alfonso Pacinotti. Its original Italian title is L'ultimo terrestre, which means "The last earthling". The story follows a man with relational problems while aliens visit Earth.[1] The film premiered in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.


  • Gabriele Spinelli as Luca Bertacci
  • Anna Bellato as Anna Luini
  • Luca Marinelli as Roberta
  • Teco Celio as Giuseppe Geri
  • Stefano Scherini as the American
  • Roberto Herlitzka as Luca's father
  • Paolo Mazzarelli as Walter Rasini
  • Sara Rosa Losilla as alien
  • Vincenzo Illiano as Gabriele Del Genovese
  • Ermanna Montanari as Carmen


Fandango produced the film in collaboration with Rai Cinema and the Toscana Film Commission. The production involved a budget of 2.3 million euro. Filming took place in Tuscany during five weeks.[2]


To market the film, a viral video was released on the Internet where the real RAI newsreader Maria Cuffaro announces that extraterrestrials have arrived on Earth.[3] The film premiered on 8 September 2011 in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.[1] Italian distribution is handled by Fandango, and the regular release is set to 9 September.[4]

The film has been released on DVD and Blu-ray in Italy on 17 January 2012.


  1. ^ a b "Venezia 68: L'ultimo terrenstre - Gian Alfonso Pacinotti (Gipi)". Venice Biennale. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  2. ^ Scarpa, Vittoria (2011-05-25). "Ultimo ciak per L'ultimo terrestre, opera prima del fumettista Gipi". (in Italian). Cineuropa. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  3. ^ Hooper, John (2011-08-08). "Italian alien film tries to ape Orson Welles radio play in web marketing". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  4. ^ "L'ultimo terrestre". (in Italian). Retrieved 2011-08-26. 

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