She (1984 film)

She is a post apocalyptic film directed by Avi Nesher and starring Sandahl Bergman. She was based on H. Rider Haggard‘s 1887 novel She: A History of Adventure.[1]

Post apocalyptic film by Avi Nesher
For other versions, see She (disambiguation).
Directed by Avi Nesher[1]
Screenplay by Avi Nesher[1]
Based on H. Rider Haggard
by She[1]
Produced by Renato Dandi[1]
Cinematography Sandro Mancori[1]
Edited by Nicholas Wentworth[1]
Music by
Release date
  • 25 December 1985 (1985-12-25) (United States)
Running time
106 minutes[1]

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Set 23 years after a nuclear war called “The Cancellation,” in a land of warring tribes, the film follows Tom and his friend Dick, whose sister Hari has been captured by a powerful tribe, the Norks. Tom and Dick set out to find and rescue Hari, attempting to avoid the dangerous tribes they see along the way. They are ultimately captured by a matriarchal clan called the Urechs, led by “She” (Sandahl Bergman). The two manage to escape; She’s forces track them down, but She decides to help them in their quest after hearing the prophecy from a local seer. She and her lieutenant Shanda join Tom and Dick on their travels.

They encounter many other tribes, each led by their own post-apocalyptic ‘god,’ with the encounters usually ending in a battle. One psychic communist, Godan, can levitate his enemies but is betrayed by his 2nd in command, a woman in red who is upset Godan has taken She as a lover. Each tribal ‘god’ has an army of mutants, with special abilities apparently granted by the nuclear radiation.[2] The heroes also have to face a tutu-wearing giant, toga-wearing werewolves, high society vampires, and mutants bandaged up like Egyptian mummies. Over the course of these encounters, the group becomes separated, and they make their way separately to the Nork fortress.

After being captured by the swastika-wearing Norks, She, Tom, and Dick, all masked, are forced into a free-for-all gladiator combat battle. Fortunately, after dispatching the other combatants, the three recognize each other and stop the fight. Hari, who has been a concubine of the Nork leader, rushes to their side. The Nork leader considers this an affront, and tells the party that they may leave, but that as punishment his forces will attack and enslave the Urechs the next day.

They are released, but She decides to mount an ambush of the Nork forces at a bridge, before the Norks can even get close to Urech lands. Tom, Dick, and Hari aid her in setting numerous traps. When the Nork forces arrive, the party faces wave after wave of wildly costumed combatants. As the Norks finally begin to overwhelm them, the party is rescued when Shanda and a squad of Urech warriors arrive and rout the remaining Norks. Finally victorious, the group celebrates. Dick and Shanda, She’s 2nd in command, have fallen in love, and Dick elects to stay with the Urechs. Tom and She silently decide to love each other from a distance. As Tom takes a barge with his sister Hari into the far away other lands, a song about Eternal Love plays in the background.

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