Around five years ago I saw a pretty average post-apocalyptic, non-English (I think), movie with one of the most depressing endings I've seen.

But I can't remember the name and Google is failing me, so I'm trying my luck here.

I think it must be from late 1990's or early 2000.

Things I do remember from the movie:

  • main character is male, possibly a bit slow in the head.
  • it's set in a desert setting
  • people are fighting over water, food and fuel
  • female lead is a prostitute that joins the male lead
  • male lead has or gets a dog companion
  • they set out to search for some fabled Utopia where they still have power
  • the ending is really depressing because:
    • the female lead gets killed (and possibly raped) by some guy offering food and fuel near the end
    • the male lead runs out of fuel and is forced to kill and eat his dog
    • the male lead finds the city, but is shot (either by an automated turret or a sniper)

Hope someone knows which movie this is, because the end makes it worth sitting through it.

  • Sounds a lot like one of the Mad Max ones, but I will look and see what I can find Feb 25 '14 at 0:05
  • Could be "A boy and his dog", but it's from 1975 and doesn't match completely...
    – invalid_id
    Feb 25 '14 at 10:20
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    I like that you are looking for a film that even you describe as 'pretty average'.
    – user7829
    Feb 26 '14 at 7:31

Possibly 'Downstream' (AKA World's End) from 2010 in which the hero also wanders around a post-apocalyptic, fuel-less world. From IMDb:

Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion "Plutopia", a place that may only exist in the mind.

He also ends up eating his dog, plus everyone dies at the end. It's US and in English, though. Here's the trailer:

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    That's most likely it! You're my hero! I was beginning to wonder if I had dreamt this entire movie since no one else had heard about it.
    – user8220
    Apr 16 '14 at 9:21
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    @user8220 You might want to mark the answer as accepted if it is the correct solution to your problem.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Oct 3 '17 at 11:36

I'm not sure if you mixed up the movies but this list might help:


"A Boy and His Dog" has some similarities but there is a different twist in the end.

  • Already looked there and it's none of those, even though the movie I'm looking for would be perfect for that article. And it's not A Boy and His Dog, but that one is what makes googling this so hard.
    – user8220
    Feb 25 '14 at 20:15
  • Yours was anime and not on the mark and you didn't skewered as bad as my good faith attempt :) so gonna delete mine, no good deed huh... Feb 25 '14 at 20:19

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