After the Life: Trilogy 3 (2002)



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After Life is the third film in Lucas Belvaux's ambitious Trilogy, following On the Run, a thriller, and An Amazing Couple, a romantic comedy. After Life features the same characters as the other two films and happens over the same time period, but it's a melodrama, and the focus is on Pascal (Gilbert Melki), a cop, and his wife, Agnes (Dominique Blanc), a teacher, who is also a morphine addict. Agnes depends on Pascal to supply her with morphine, and he in turn has an arrangement to procure the … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Lucas Belvaux
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On DVD: Jul 19, 2005
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Critic Reviews for After the Life: Trilogy 3

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (16)

Each movie casts light on the others. And after watching all three, a profound blending of the stories percolates in your head.

Full Review… | June 18, 2004
Washington Post
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If On the Run is the most riveting and shocking of the three, and An Amazing Couple the funniest and most engaging, After the Life is the most touching and dramatic.

Full Review… | June 3, 2004
Chicago Tribune
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[Blanc's] performance is as chilling as Lee Remick's in Days of Wine and Roses.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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While it functions independently as a sad, ultimately moving portrait of a deeply codependent couple, the film also emerges as the most richly resonant of The Trilogy.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
Seattle Times
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The Trilogy's amazing partnership is Agnès and Pascal's. With After the Life's tango of enabler and addict, Belvaux finally delivers emotional resonance.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
Denver Post
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If you have committed to the entire project ... this chapter leaves you not only with a sense of completion but of an ascension to a hard-won grace.

Full Review… | April 23, 2004
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for After the Life: Trilogy 3


You know it's hard out here for a lonely disgraced cop in this melodrama, the third in a trilogy of interlocking stories and themes. As with all three films, the whole is greater than its parts, but on its own, 'After Life' is heartfelt, intimate, and elegiac.

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