Afterwards (Et après) (2008)

Afterwards (Et après) (2008)





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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.
R (for language and some violent content)
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Christal Films

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Romain Duris
as Nathan Del Amico
John Malkovich
as Doctor Kay
Bruno Verdoni
as The Doctor
Joan Gregson
as Kay's Mother-in-Law
Mark Camacho
as Attorney
Robin Wilcock
as Attorney
Edward Yankie
as Attorney
Carlo Mestroni
as Attorney
Leni Parker
as Admission Clerk
Henry Pardo
as Haitian Spokesman
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Critic Reviews for Afterwards (Et après)

All Critics (1)

...this is virtually the very definition of a pretentious mess...

Full Review… | January 12, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Afterwards (Et après)


Meandering drama in which John Malkovich spends the entire movie pestering Romain Duris with riddles and esoteric mumbo jumbo about how he's a "messenger" -- someone who sees a funny white light around people about to pop their clogs. The terrible title should be a warning: steer clear unless in need of a nap.

Al Bloom
Al Bloom

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 Ballantine
John Ballantine

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The story is interesting, and it could have been a much better movie. It's great visually, setting the pitch-perfect tone, but that the only good thing I can say about it. The narrative is plodding, confused, and unfocused, not to mention the lack of logic.

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

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