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After Fall, Winter (2012)



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After Fall, Winter is a dangerous, sexy, poignant and at times a darkly funny story about two people seeking love in Paris. Michael is a NYC writer going through a hard time, professionally and mentally, and decides to spend a winter in Paris to find new inspiration. Sophie is a young French nurse hiding a dark secret behind her strong personality. They both desperately want intimacy and ache for the love that will change their lives. When they meet, their chemistry is instantaneous and they hope to start anew, together. Unfortunately, they have fashioned reclusive lives and emotional fracture which ultimately spells the doom of their passionate love. -- (C) Official Site
Drama , Romance
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

A mixed-up movie about mixed-up people.

Full Review… | January 27, 2012
New York Post
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The lovebirds' dialogue has the sophistication of a junior high school romance, and Mr. Schaeffer appears to have pasted his story together from the button-pushing plotlines of other films.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
New York Times
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Like his unlucky-in-love characters, prolific filmmaker Eric Schaeffer keeps trying, to little avail.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Just another faux-kinky vanity project in which its creator's neuroses are placed on an undeserved pedestal.

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
Time Out
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Another sanctimonious dose of talk-therapy cinema.

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
Village Voice
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Drama about a failed and depressed 'Ugly American' New York writer attempting some kind of regeneration in Paris follows its 'hero' into degeneracy.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for After Fall, Winter

Long, unpleasant film ruined by the perversion it pushes in the viewer's face. Revolting rather than provocative. LB gave a fine performance.

Mike Bierman
Mike Bierman

A French romance movie...not my specialty. Stumbled on this movie as I recognized the actress from American Horror story. Bottom line, the ending is a little whack, and the story as a whole was a little much for my liking.

Bob Woerner
Bob Woerner

Such a powerful film... beautiful. The line between tragedy & romance is brilliantly blurred in this film, and as proves true in real life; seems to be a prerequisite when it comes to actually attaining "true love." The acting was on-point as well... as emotionally invested as I became in the two main characters is proof of that. There are several "darkly comedic" scenes throughout... which keeps the balance somewhat even; as to mask the ominous overtones that are alluded to by certain key scenes leading up to the end of the movie. The female protagonist in this film; Sophie; played by the breathtakingly beautiful Lizzie Brocherà ; is mesmerizing... impossible to take your eyes off-of. She has the rare ability so many actors/actresses lack of being able to carry an emotional scene with simply just her eyes. Definitely my favorite French film since Angel-A... which; though similar in the romance department-- worlds apart in overall tone. Highly recommended for those who either; aren't too lazy to read subtitles; or actually understand French... which this film is pretty much half... as the male protagonist is American.(Eric Schaeffer) Love, sex, depression... Three qualities that I can appreciate in a film.

Jeff Loomis
Jeff Loomis

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