This is a film for those of you out there who like to sit down and watch films about alternate realities; the one that Don MacKellar (sp.?) takes his audience to in this film is a place where the end of the planet is just 12 hours away.
We follow different characters as they live their final few hours, and how they attempt to spend their time (one is played by David Cronenberg, who acts really brilliantly). As the final hour draws near society starts to unravel, and people's behaviour becomes panic-ridden; we see how the cast of characters learn to live as if every hour is their last.
Quality characterisations from little-known actors really allow MacKellar's script to shine, and his direction affords the acting a space not normally given in western cinema.
There's a love story, plenty of dark humour AND a great soundtrack... it's great. One of my all-time favourites, and the ending is just pure cinema magic ;)