The Age of Stupid (2009)

Director
Franny Armstrong

Main cast
Pete Postlethwaite

Genres
War, Documentary, History

Description
The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?


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