2019: Dopo la caduta di New York (1983)

Italy, France (“An Italian – French co-production”),
89m (Germany), 95m (France, Italy, USA), 2628 metres
35mm film, Telecolor
Italian, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An Italian/French science fiction film directed by Sergio Martino using the name Martin Dolman.

Plot Summary

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, what's left of North American society has split into two rival factions, the evil Eurac and the Federation who are dedicated to overthrowing them. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to enter the ruins of Eurac controlled to track down the last woman on Earth capable of bearing a child.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Martin Dolman [real name: Sergio Martino]
© 1983 Nuova Dania Cinematografica, Medusa Distribuzione, Les Films du Griffon
Medusa Produzione and Luciano Martino present. Nuova Dania Cinematografica, Medusa Distribuzione, Les Films du Griffon
Created By: Luciano Martino
Screenplay by: Julian Berry [real name: Ernesto Gastaldi], Martin Dolman [real name: Sergio Martino], Gabriel Rossini
Story by: Julian Berry [real name: Ernesto Gastaldi], Martin Dolman [real name: Sergio Martino]
Director of Photography: Giancarlo Ferrando
Film Editor: Eugenio Alabiso
Original Music by: Oliver Onions [real names: Guido and Maurizio De Angelis]
Sound Recordist: Roberto Petrozzi
Costumes by: Adriana Spadaro
Make-up: Fabrizio Sforza, Gino Tamagnini
Hairstylist: Giancarlo Marin
Special Effects: Paolo Ricci
Art Director: Antonello Geleng
Interiors Filmed at: R.P.A. Elios – De Paolis

Cast
Michael Sopkiw (Parsifal)
Valentine Monnier (Giara)
Anna Kanakis (Eurac Officer)
Roman Geer [real name: Romano Puppo] (Ratchet)
Vincent Scalondro (Bronx)
Louis Ecclesia (Shorty)
Edmund Purdom (President of PAN)
Serge Feuillard (Eurac commander)
Tiziana Fibi
Haruhiko Yamanouchi (Rat Eater King)
Alessandra Tani
Jacques Stany (Eurac soldier)
Siriana Hernandez
Tony Aschi
Franco Mazzieri (race announcer)
George Eastman as “Big Ape”
Giovanni Cianfriglia [Panther – uncredited]
Luciano Pigozzi [old street vagrant – uncredited]
Angelo Ragusa [flamethrower mercenary – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

2019: After the Fall of New York – English language title
2019 apres la chute de New York – French title
2019, tras la caída de Nueva York – Spanish title
After the Fall of New York – US title
Duemillediciannove – French title
Fireflash – German video title
Fireflash – Der Tag nach dem Ende – German video title
New Yorkin tuhon jälkeen vuonna 2019 – Finnish title

See also
Escape from New York (1981)
Mad Max (1979)

References

Periodicals

  • Diabolik no.1 p.37 – review
  • L'Écran Fantastique no.29 (December 1982) p.55
  • Foreign Sales, Italian Movie Trade vol.9 no.2 (February 1983) p.5
  • Foreign Sales, Italian Movie Trade vol.9 no.9 (September 1983) p.7
  • Spaghetti Cinema no.5 (February 1985) pp.24-26 – review (A road warrior escapes from NYC by William Connolly)
  • Variety 6 February 1985
  • Video Business vol.4 no.3 (19 Mar 1984) p.46
  • Video the Magazine March 1988 p.44 – review

Books

  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.387
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 pp.12-13 – credits, review