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After Darkness (1985)

To salve his guilty conscience an elder brother removes his disturbed younger sibling from a mental institution after a suicide attempt and tries to bring him back to mental competency ... See full summary »
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Peter
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Pascale
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Elisabeth
Gerd Heinz ...
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Lise Ramu ...
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William Jacques ...
Dr. Coles
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Philippe Herzog ...
Laurence Child
Michael Herzog ...
Jan Child (as Michel Herzog)
Peter Kristen ...
Peter Child
Nirmalu López-Bravo ...
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Alexandra Cuypers ...
Sara
Soledad Aizpurua ...
Interpreter (as Sole Aizpurua)
Anne-Marie Delbart ...
Helen

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To salve his guilty conscience an elder brother removes his disturbed younger sibling from a mental institution after a suicide attempt and tries to bring him back to mental competency through one on one contact. Free of the institution he continues to be haunted by dreams of a lost twin and chants the eerie phrase "Do I stand before the king?" It is the elder brother that seems doomed to lose himself in his brother's insanity. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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February 1985 (West Germany)  »

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Nach der Finsternis  »

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Strange - Unusual - Different - Good
23 September 2005 | by (Glasgow, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Not the greatest film I have ever seen but still I found it pretty decent and, in a way, similar to The Shout, which also starred John Hurt. The film moves along quite slowly, but when something happens it really happens. Obviously a low budget film but the acting is generally OK. I bought this DVD because Julian Sands is in it and I thought he pulled off a good performance, as did the legendary John Hurt. Although I thought this film was good I didn't really understand it. It can be quite confusing and I am yet to watch it again so once I watch it again and see if I understand it I'll update my comment here. Current opinion though, decent low budget horror film with a pair of good leading actors.


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