Afternoon (2007)
"Nachmittag" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 206 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 7 critic

Add a Plot



0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 34 titles
created 24 Oct 2010
a list of 353 titles
created 13 Jan 2012
a list of 13 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
a list of 195 titles
created 02 Jan 2014
a list of 69 titles
created 10 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Afternoon" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Afternoon (2007)

Afternoon (2007) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Afternoon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Marseille (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Angela Schanelec
Stars: Maren Eggert, Emily Atef, Alexis Loret
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined.

Director: Maren Ade
Stars: Eva Löbau, Daniela Holtz, Jan Neumann
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary that reveals what its subjects do in their respective basements.

Director: Ulrich Seidl
Stars: Fritz Lang, Alfreda Klebinger, Manfred Ellinger
Lili Marleen (1981)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer
Je Tu Il Elle (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

'Je' is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room. 'Tu' is the script. 'Il' is a lorry driver. 'Elle' is the girlfriend.

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Chantal Akerman, Niels Arestrup, Claire Wauthion
Effi Briest (1974)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house, that she believes has a ghost, in a small isolated Baltic town.... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Ulli Lommel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Brigitte Mira, Ingrid Caven, Margit Carstensen
Orly (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Amidst the impersonal hubbub of Paris' Orly Airport, strangers meet, secrets are revealed, and sudden intimacies develop in this beautifully observed mosaic of lives in transit.

Director: Angela Schanelec
Stars: Josse De Pauw, Maren Eggert, Natacha Régnier
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Angela Schanelec
Stars: Ursina Lardi, Andreas Patton, Anne Tismer
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Thomas Arslan
Stars: Misel Maticevic, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm
Afternoon (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Ming-liang Tsai
Madonnen (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A portrait of Rita, who claims that her mother was never a mother for her. Rita gives birth to her own six children and forces her mother to take the role of a mother for her grandchildren as she never did that for Rita.

Director: Maria Speth
Stars: Oliver Brandl, Gerti Drassl, Charles François


Cast overview:
Jirka Zett ...
Miriam Horwitz ...
Angela Schanelec ...
Fritz Schediwy ...
Mark Waschke ...
Agnes Schanelec ...
Katharina Linder ...
Tobias Lenel ...
Karina Krawczyk ...
Polish housemaid


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

11 October 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Afternoon  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


€500,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A genuine achievement
29 May 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Patience is a virtue, especially so in cinema. Keeping that in mind, Ms. Schanelec proves yet again that she's one of the most genuinely uncompromising auteurs working today.

I will admit that it takes a while to get used to these incredibly distanced, intentionally lifeless dialogues, even for someone like me who isn't solely interested in exclusively realistic true-to-life interaction. While grounded in today's time, this is vaguely based on a 19th century play and the acting does partly feel as stylised and otherworldly as that may suggest. These people find various ways to speak and express their minds, be it in what first seems like riddles, sudden desperate screams or mere body/facial language. The viewer gets thrown into that seemingly actually functional, alive world, and it can get very uncomfortable to take part in an intimate situation with people you don't yet understand, let alone know. And yet it feels so great. This is exactly what cinema should strive for, the highest it can achieve; rapidly letting the viewer grow into being part of something that felt so indifferent just a few moments ago. Understanding and knowing characters like you're actually part of their lives, like you grew up with them. Making you able to feel for and with them. The less this is achieved with, the more impressive it is, and I don't think I've seen many films that have done it with so little and as easily as this one (basically the only competitors being Nanouk Leopolds ingenious "Wolfsbergen" and of course Haneke's "Code Inconnu").

Even on the aesthetic side, there's very little to complain about. The framing wasn't always top notch (then again I'm terribly, terribly picky with that), one or two shots should have been held longer, but really, given what this film actually manages to achieve, any criticism in that department almost feels trivial. It's visually phenomenal, basically inventing a complete new cinematic language with quite a lot of close ups, those glary, blurred backgrounds and very spare and perfectly timed editing. Plus, Angela Schanelec looks like Carrie Brownstein. What more could I ask for!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is the ending song? ephes
Discuss Afternoon (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: