Better Luck Today: Asian Fest Imagines There's No Countries
 
by David Ng
VILLAGE VOICE
July 12th, 2004
 

"Even more verbally ascetic, Yasuaki Nakajima's After the Apocalypse follows five nuclear holocaust survivors who have lost their ability to speak as they make their way through a trash-strewn wasteland. Fashionably misanthropic, this wordless fable is dramatically inert but contains moments of stark visual beauty, as when one of the survivors (played by the director) sketches the outline of a woman in the dirt and falls asleep beside it. "

 

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