The Here After (Efterskalv)


The Here After (Efterskalv)

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When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However in the local community, his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven. John's presence brings out the worst in everyone around him and a lynch-mob atmosphere slowly takes shape. Feeling abandoned by his former friends and the people he loves, John loses hope and the same aggressions that previously sent him to prison start building up again. Unable to leave the past behind, he decides to confront it.


Critic Reviews for The Here After (Efterskalv)

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

  • An accomplished, atmospheric debut feature.

    Mar 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The writer-director Magnus von Horn keeps the nature of John's crime a secret from the audience for most of the film, which becomes an increasingly desperate and unlikely device.

    Mar 10, 2016 | Rating: 2/5

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • An impressive debut from Poland-based Swedish director Von Horn, boosted in no small way by the striking, austere camerawork from Polish cinematographer Lukas Zal (Ida).

    Mar 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Top Critic
  • Sometimes intriguing, sometimes faintly ridiculous.

    Mar 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Von Horn falls into a lot of trappings that make his debut more like a collection of influences than the arrival of a distinct voice in arthouse cinema, but at least he's lifting things from the right people.

    May 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Von Horn maintains a menacing air of unease throughout without ever loosening a vice-like grip. With no noticeable score to speak of, the diegetic sounds of every day life somehow further the foreboding.

    Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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