Aftermath (Poklosie) Reviews

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November 1, 2013
Writer-director Wladyslaw Pasikowski has structured "Aftermath" like a mystery; revealing itself one layer at a time
November 1, 2013
Its picture of rural Poland - where a wood stove still sits in the kitchen, an outhouse in the backyard, and no one forgets anything - is fresh and striking. And the conflict between the brother who stayed, and the brother who left, has real depth.
November 1, 2013
...shakily executed but powerfully confrontational Polish drama about the messy consequences of conscience
October 31, 2013
A highly unsettling look at lingering prejudice and collective guilt.
October 29, 2013
With its slow-burn pacing and horrifying reveals, Aftermath remains a deeply compelling puzzle.
October 29, 2013
Aftermath is not merely a grandiose apology for Holocaust-era complicity. It taps a richer vein with its examination of why such an apology is ultimately so empty, even if it takes profound bravery to apologize.
October 28, 2013
The film isn't so much about the moral atrophy of people who refuse to come to terms with their past as it is about cosmic karma passed from fathers to sons like an ancient curse.
October 28, 2013
A powerful lesson in the timeless nature of history that will shake viewers with its building emotional power.
October 25, 2013
Predicated on the unraveling of the social fabric, "Aftermath" is a thriller that's meant to stun.
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