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After.Life -- After a horrific car accident, Anna (Christina Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn’t believe she’s dead, despite the funeral director’s reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife.
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After.Life -- Clip: Fighting back
After.Life -- Clip: Only I can see you
After.Life -- Clip: I need to see her

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Writers:
Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo (written by) and
Paul Vosloo (written by) ...
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Release Date:
26 August 2010 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Life is the symptom. Death is the cure. See more »
Plot:
A young woman caught between life and death... and a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Thoughtful and Creepy See more (122 total) »

Cast

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Christina Ricci ... Anna Taylor

Liam Neeson ... Eliot Deacon

Justin Long ... Paul Coleman

Chandler Canterbury ... Jack

Celia Weston ... Beatrice Taylor
Luz Alexandra Ramos ... Diane (as Luz Ramos)

Josh Charles ... Tom Peterson

Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Whitehall

Malachy McCourt ... Father Graham

Shuler Hensley ... Vincent Miller

Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Hutton
Sam Kressner ... Acne Kid
Doan Ly ... Teacher #1

Jack Rovello ... Tall Kid
Prudence Wright Holmes ... Old Woman #1
Celene Keller ... Old Woman #2

Barbara Singer ... Old Woman #3

Laurie Cole ... Principal
Jonny Fido ... Stocky Teacher

Bill Perkins ... Security Guard (as William O. Perkins III)
Chris Jackson ... Neal
Mark Gerrard ... Waiter
Laurel Bryce ... Girl (as Laurel Yaros)
Gurdeep Singh ... Cashier

Steven Lee Merkel ... Jeff

Jody Ebert ... Police Officer
Erin Ward ... Teacher #2
Mark Heskin ... Frank Miller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Assistant (uncredited)

Theodore Bouloukos ... Polaroid corpse (uncredited)

Barbara Ann Davison ... Mourner - Dream Sequence (uncredited)

John Farrer ... Funeral Mourner (uncredited)

Michael Patrick Gough ... Colleague (uncredited)
Anna Kuchma ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Justin Restivo ... Additional Voices (uncredited)
Sammuel Soifer ... Child In Coffin (uncredited)
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Directed by
Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo 
 
Writing credits
Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo (written by) and
Paul Vosloo (written by) &
Jakub Korolczuk (written by)

Produced by
Mami Akari .... associate producer
Brad M. Gilbert .... producer (as Brad Michael Gilbert)
Joy Goodwin .... co-producer
Pamela Hirsch .... executive producer
Catherine Kellner .... executive producer
Riva Marker .... co-producer
Edwin L. Marshall .... executive producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... executive producer
Bill Perkins .... producer (as William O. Perkins III)
Celine Rattray .... producer
Cooper Richey .... executive producer
Robert Sortino .... associate producer
James Swisher .... executive producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Haslinger 
 
Cinematography by
Anastas N. Michos  (as Anastas Michos)
 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
 
Casting by
Matthew Lessall 
 
Production Design by
Ford Wheeler 
 
Art Direction by
Anu Schwartz 
 
Set Decoration by
Tora Peterson 
 
Costume Design by
Luca Mosca 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Day .... key hair stylist
Angel De Angelis .... hair department head (as Angel DeAngelis Halko)
Tom Denier Jr. .... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Denier)
Jay Ferrara .... hair stylist
Nicki Ledermann .... makeup department head
Andrea Miller .... key makeup artist
Vincent Schicchi .... assistant special effects makeup artist (as Vincent T. Schicchi)
 
Production Management
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Riva Marker .... post-production supervisor
Peter Pastorelli .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jolian Blevins .... second assistant director
Niven Howie .... additional inserts director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
Melinda Ziyadat .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jamie Arbuckle .... on-set dresser
Thomas A. Delillo .... leadman
Mary Fellows .... set dresser/shopper
Anna-Karin Edelbrock Fogg .... set designer
Rumiko Ishii .... assistant art director
Al Johnson .... storyboard artist
Alan J. Lawson .... charge scenic
Ann McKinnon .... art department coordinator
Morgan Newell .... art department assistant
Yair Oelbaum .... art intern
Philip Saccio .... property master
Kenneth Casey Swoyer .... art intern
William Valentin .... scenic artist
Derek J.W. Wybourn .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Barden .... adr editor
Stephen Barden .... dialogue editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Dann Fink .... adr loop group director
Kirby Jinnah .... adr supervisor: Vancouver
Robert A. Sacchetti .... boom operator
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
Jerry Stein .... sound mixer
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects foreman
Stephen Powers .... special effects technician
Steve Tozzi .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Magno Borgo .... digital compositor
Austin Brown .... rotoscope artist
Rob Geddes .... digital compositor
Eduardo Gonçalves .... rotoscope artist
David Hackenburg .... digital compositor
Yoshiko Hirata .... flame compositor
Carson Hood .... visual effects producer
Ben Howdeshell .... visual effects artist
Nicholas Lambert .... digital compositor
Rob McCallum .... concept artist: Mr X Inc
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects: Anibrain
James Pina .... digital compositor
Khatal Prajakta .... digital artist
Tyagi Reetuj .... digital artist
Christopher Scollard .... visual effects consultant
Jay Tilin .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Damian Achilles .... stunt driver
Myra 'Dakota' Bown .... stunt driver
Mike Burke .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt driver
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Blades .... key grip
Doug Brantner .... electrician
Bernard X. Brongniart .... best boy grip
John Clifford .... still photographer
Ray Collins .... steadicam operator
Larhn Davitt .... grip
Andrew Engert .... electrician
Spencer Gillis .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Shawn Greene .... gaffer
Cai Hall .... additional loader
Wayne Han .... electrician
Timothy Healy .... rigging gaffer
Bernard Hunt .... electrician
John Krause .... dolly grip
Robert Lau .... additional first assistant camera
Adam Macbeth .... electrician
Richard MacDonald .... electrician
Jamie A. Marlowe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Colin Oberschmidt .... lighting technician
Balint Pinczehelyi .... key rigging grip
Jeff Pinette .... camera loader
Guillaume Renberg .... remote camera operator
Lance Rieck .... scorpio head technician
Jennifer Scarlata .... electrician
Matt Setton .... grip
John Shim .... electrician
Louis P. Thybulle .... operator: "red" camera
Alexis van Kersen Li .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Yoon .... camera production assistant
 
Casting Department
Mark Gerrard .... casting assistant
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... costume supervisor
Meghan Kasperlik .... assistant costume designer
Jacki O'Brien .... additional wardrobe
Martha Smith .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate producer
Jessica Elvin .... digital intermediate editor
Ben Howdeshell .... first assistant editor
Jeffrey Leiser .... colorist assistant
Eric Leverenz .... digital film scanning and recording
Crystal Pei .... colorist: dailies
Richie Roefaro .... digital intermediate technician
Anthony Rosc .... assistant editor
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Kevin Vale .... digital film scanning and recording
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
 
Music Department
Robb Gilligan .... music post-production assistant
Chris Newlin .... music editor
Sean Popejoy .... score mix assistant
 
Other crew
Kathy Baca .... animal handler
Geraldine Basset .... production assistant
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Stephanie Blackwood .... production secretary
Nathan Buffaloe .... additional production assistant
Yatta Calhoun .... production office intern
Cynthia Chou .... production office intern
Christina Chow .... additional production assistant: first team
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
John 'JR' Craigmile .... post accountant
Colin Cumberbatch .... production coordinator
Alison Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Shannon Dry .... first assistant accountant
Steve Faughnan .... location coordinator
Scott Friedman .... production assistant
Matt Garner .... creative consultant
Jeff Goldenbaum .... head animal trainer
Teresa Hays .... director assistant (as Teresa Rhinehart)
Lee Hurwitz .... production assistant
William Jackson .... production assistant
Marshall Johnson .... location manager
Jared Kaufmann .... production assistant
Betsy Kelly .... production assistant: first team
Caleb Kerlin .... intern
Zana Lawrence .... assistant: Mr. Long
Rachel Leavitt .... assistant: mr. marshall
Stephen Lippross .... production accountant
Veronica Lupu .... script supervisor
Tom Maloney .... production assistant
Nic Marshall .... executive in charge of production: Plum Pictures
Jean Pesce .... assistant location manager
Mike Reiersen .... additional production assistant
Marc H. Simon .... legal counsel: Dreier LLP
Wade Sullivan .... assistant: Ms. Ricci
Jared Uhrich .... production assistant: locations
Nancy Valle .... post services
Cedric Vara .... key set production assistant
Jeffrey M. Weber .... set production assistant
Sally Winters .... adr loop group
 
Thanks
Marco Cattoretti .... special thanks: of TULEH for providing wardrobe for Christina Ricci
Stuart Dryburgh .... special thanks
Amanda Mackey Johnson .... special thanks (as Amanda Mackey-Johnson)
Radiohead .... special thanks
Bonnie Timmermann .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for nudity, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
USA:104 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Bill Perkins]The film's financier and producer appears as a Security Guard arresting Justin Long at the school.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Paul takes the envelope from Anna's desk, it is face up and closed. As he brings it up for a closer look it is open with the pictures hanging out and face down.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Eliot Deacon:It's time now. You're absolutely beautiful for your funeral.
[crossing his hands]
Eliot Deacon:It's as if you were still alive. Just sleeping. This is how they're all going to remember you.
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Soundtrack:
Exit Music: For A FilmSee more »

FAQ

So was Anna really dead or was she still alive?
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90 out of 161 people found the following review useful.
Thoughtful and Creepy, 9 November 2009
Author: mags_04 from United States

What does it mean to be alive? Not a question you're going to find broached in 10,000 B.C. or 2012. But it is a question first time director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo tackles in After.Life with surprising depth and skill. Christina Ricci plays Anna, a woman disconnected from her almost fiancé (Justin Long) and alienated by her mother, who moves about her days in a mostly apathetic haze. For the most part Anna's life seems, well, rather lifeless - until she wakes up on mortician Liam Neeson's slab only to learn that she is in fact dead. What exactly that means is the mystery.

My favorite way to see a movie is when I know next to nothing about it (so I won't spoil anything here!), and that's how I went into the AFI screening of After.Life last night. I knew the basic premise and a little about the story, but other than that - nada. Which I have to say is a great way to approach a thriller. The highlight for me was Liam Neeson (no real surprise there) who brings surprising warmth and complexity to what could have otherwise easily been a very two-dimensional character. The other standout was Chandler Canterbury as Jack, Anna's young student who has a little figuring out of his own to do. Their performances alone are worth the price of admission. The director's attention to detail, dream imagery, and color (most notably a scene where Neeson washes the dye from Ricci's hair as she lies stretched across an embalming table) reminded me of the stark, Gothic beauty of Six Feet Under and Dexter. That said, this film isn't cut and dry, doesn't tie everything up neatly at the end, and asks more questions than it answers. It's definitely not your typical American movie - something I consider a positive aspect. If you don't, then I'd suggest skipping this one an netflixing Twister.

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