Afterwards (Et après)

2008

Afterwards (Et après)

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As helmed by Gilles Bourdos, this supernatural thriller - a Franco-German-Canadian co-production - continues John Malkovich's career-long tradition of playing offbeat, enigmatic figures with a menacing air. Romain Duris stars as Nathan Del Amico, an attorney doubly haunted by his past, as the survivor of a near-death experience as a child and a witness of his own baby's death. As a product of these crises, Nathan has buried himself in his work and now suffers from a bad case of familial estrangement from his separated wife Evangeline Lilly and little girl. Then the mysterious Dr. Kay (Malkovich) turns up, claiming that he has clairvoyant visions informing him when someone is about to die - a gift as a "messenger" that enables him to make each person's transition out of life a smooth and easy one. Suddenly, upon hearing Kay's claims, Nathan feels his death-laden memories double in intensity - and grows increasingly convinced that either he now stands on the verge of death, or that he has the same messenger abilities as Kay.

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  • May 02, 2013
    What a shame that this seemed to appear and disappear so quickly. A supernatural thriller but one that has heart and speaks to our fears of death and its impact on our relationships.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2010
    This movie is not what you would normally call highly entertaining or thought provoking. However, everyone could said that the story is not so original. Basically it says "carpe diem" but for me is my life quote. The film is very moving and may take the viewer (certainly me at least) on a journey of emotions that takes you out of your daily life and lets you question your own priorities and ways doing things - of living fully, if not happily. In Afterwards the main point was the performances from the cast. John Malkovich performance was brilliant and I loved Romain Duris as Nathan who gave a more than solid performance. Evangeline Lilly in the supporting role of his wife is very relatable, but not the center of attention in this movie. In conclusion I want to mention Alexandre Desplat for a very fine soundtrack. It certainly does not compare the likes of Hans Zimmer, but for those who appreciate a fine and delicate soundtrack I think it will work even as stand alone . In any case it finely supports the characters and the emotions they experience in this tale about life and death and love.
    Arianeta L Super Reviewer

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