Scenes from a post-apocalyptic world. Has the earth’s slate now been wiped clean? Does the last person spell a new beginning? The only survivor seems to be a lone girl who managed to escape the catastrophe and is growing up in the forest.
The girl is now a fully grown woman. Her instincts are sharper and, over the years, she has become a practised hunter-gatherer. In a dilapidated barn from the old days she first discovers a stash of tinned food, and then a competitor in the struggle for sustenance: a man who, like her, believes he is the last person on earth and who is also struggling for survival. He makes her a peace-offering: somewhere beyond the mountains he believes there may be a region which could provide a better life. Together they set off and, finding a few other scattered survivors, try tentatively to make a fresh start – or else finish things off once and for all. Civilisation hangs in the balance – between hope and despair, trust and mistrust, harmonisation and barbarisation, community and isolation, good and evil.