In a post-apocalyptic world, where zombies have invaded and took over the world, we found ourselves locked in an apartment somewhere with Axel (Lautaro Delgado), Jonathan (William Prociuk) and Ana (Victoria Almeida).
They spend their time together, looking at pictures, recording daily video diaries, playing games, getting tattoos and managing how to survive this epidemic. With the love relationship between Ana and Jonathan, Alex is left alone and full of resentment. Needless to say, a strange love triangle is formed.
After one day getting supplies on the violent streets, Alex and Jonathan bring back home a zombie to be used as a pet called Pythagoras. Since the major theme of the film is communication, you get many moments of brutal honesty when they are confessing their true feelings in the form of a video diary.
Christoph Behl's feature debut The Desert is a different zombie film, it focuses on the dramatic relationships between these three characters, and how they deal with their feelings for one another in the midst of chaos. Unlike any horror film, gore and blood are not present in the film, in exchange; it gives a great look on how human relationship is built in times of pressure.
The Desert shows the fragility of Ana, Axe and Jonathan as they seem to be only shadows of what they once were. While they are in the search of finding sanity, it's inevitable to be intrigued about what you would do in their situation.