The Edge of the World
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What happens when the people of a lonely, windswept island can no longer survive as a community ? This Drama/Documentary examines the hardships of such a life and the decisions they must make, whether to stay where their families have worked & died to establish this hard-working community or to leave and give the next generation a better chance. Partly based on a true story (The evacuation of "Hirta" or "St. Kilda").
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In this, his first independent feature film, Powell sets the tone for the rest of his career as he packs the narrative with innovations."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"A flinty, hard-edged melodrama amidst unforgettable landscapes; an early jewel from Michael Powell."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"... a must-see for Powell enthusiasts; the visuals are indescribably forceful."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Powell's early ability with the camera is readily apparent here"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Michael Powell entered the golden age of his career with The Edge of the World."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Told with old-fashioned simplicity yet avoiding any trace of sentimentality or emotionalism, it's a small-scale masterpiece that shouldn't be missed by anyone interested in cinematic storytelling at its most compelling."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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