Cult postapocalyptic thriller about love and survival in a world without the past. Russian premiere as part of The Sunset Fired a Hundred Suns programme.
1987, Nikos Nikolaidis
108 minutes, Greek with Russian subtitles
Starring: Michele Valley, Takis Spiridakis, Panos Thanassoulis, Takis Loukatos
A lonely bleeding girl crosses a ruined abandoned city, in which reigns complete silence, except for the sounds of a film from an empty cinema. But this desolation is deceptive: there is danger everywhere in the form of a military patrol pursuing the heroine and the numerous traps left by it. Is it even possible to think about love in this cruel world?
Shot from Proini Peripolos, 1987
Whereas other Nikolaidis films seem compelled to stasis, Morning Patrol is defined by a relentless momentum.
— Dylan Adamson, Ultra Dogme
One of the most unusual postapocalyptic films ever made, Morning Patrol is more reminiscent of Tarkovsky and film noir than of Hollywood movies about a dystopian future.