The Lost Future
|Written by||Jonas Bauer|
|Directed by||Mikael Salomon|
|Theme music composer||Michael Richard Plowman|
|Country of origin||South Africa|
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Production company(s)||RTL Television|
Tandem Communications (Germany)
The Lost Future is a 2010 South African-German post-apocalyptic film from Syfy, directed by Mikael Salomon and written by Jonas Bauer. The film stars Sean Bean, Corey Sevier and Sam Claflin. It was released on DVD on 27 September 2011.
In post-apocalyptic Colombia, a group of survivors are organised as a tribe, a primitive society without technology. They form a small village in the Grey Rock National Park surrounded by beasts that transmit a disease that transforms the victims into mutants. The tribal leader is Uri, whose son Savan is the best hunter of the tribe and his father's successor. Kaleb is the best tracker. Kaleb and his sister Miru (Eleanor Tomlinson) are the only literate survivors. Their father Jaret believes other survivors might exist outside the park and encourages them to investigate this. Kaleb, a dreamer, is secretly in love with Savan's woman, Dorel. When the beasts attack Uri's hamlet, a group runs to a cave and blocks the entrance with logs. Kaleb saves Dorel from a beast, at which point they become romantically involved while Savan looks on.
Out of the blue, the stranger Amal approaches the trio and invites them to join his family, composed of his wife Neenah and their son Persk, who live in the outskirts of Grey Rock protected by a river. Soon Amal discloses to them that Jaret had found the formula of a yellow powder that cures the sick people. However, the ruthless Gagen had stolen the yellow powder and kept it with him. Amal, Savan, Kaleb and Dorel travel together to find Gagen and bring the yellow powder to their tribe. However, Amal is later wounded and the other three continue on their quest to find the yellow powder and return it rightfully to their village. During this perilous attempt, Savan is killed by an enraged Gagen, who is later killed by Kaleb.
- Sam Claflin as Kaleb
- Eleanor Tomlinson as Miru (Kaleb's sister)
- Sean Bean as Amal
- Corey Sevieras Savan
- Annabelle Wallis as Dorel
- Jessica Haines as Neenah
- Hannah Tointon as Giselle
- Jonathan Pienaar as Gagen
- Danny Keogh as Yisir
- Garth Breytenbach as Remi
- Bjorn Steinbach as Yomack
- Sam Schein as Persk
There was controversy over the rating of the film; it had been intended as a 12A, but due to an explicit sex scene, was rated as a 15.
Scott Foy of Dread Central rated the film 2/5 stars and wrote that "this was a classier piece of cinema than the typical schlock Syfy produces", but it is too rushed, has too many characters and dangling storylines, and the action sequences can not make up for the shortcomings. Rod Lott of the Oklahoma Gazette wrote that the film "should be 'Lost' forever" and concluded, "Yeah, I hated it." The Daily Sun wrote that the acting, writing, and special effects were good, but the cast were too clean and pretty to be convincing.
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