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Release Date:
21 January 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Welcome to Earth. Population Zero. See more »
Plot:
Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster)... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
Crumbling buildings, but little more See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Struan Rodger ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Anderson ... Himself
David Brin ... Himself
Bill Bruninga ... Himself
Ron Chesser ... Himself
Ray Coppinger ... Himself
Eric Doehne ... Himself
Sergey Gashchak ... Himself
John Hadidian ... Himself
Kevin Harrison ... Himself
Gordon Masterton ... Himself
Nabil Nasr ... Himself
Alex Nickson ... Himself
Howard Oliver ... Himself (as Dr. Howard Oliver)
Stephen R. Palumbi ... Himself (as Steve Palumbi)
Alan W. Pense ... Himself
Mary Sackett ... Herself
Eric Sanderson ... Himself

Directed by
David de Vries 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David de Vries 

Produced by
Douglas Cohen .... executive producer
David de Vries .... producer
Vincent Lopez .... producer
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... associate producer
Louis Tarantino .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Amdahl 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Laine 
 
Film Editing by
Motoshi Wakabayashi 
Kyle Yaskin 
 
Sound Department
Jack Crosby .... sound effects editor
Nozomu Furuya .... sound effects editor (as Nozomu Furuya Hirota)
Michael Phillips Keeley .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Keeley)
Corey Morgan .... sound effects editor
Stephen Parise .... sound effects editor
Dave Philips .... dialogue editor
Coby Taitano .... dialogue editor
Ryan Young .... sound effects editor
Ryan Young .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Aceves .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects
Michael Aceves .... matte painter: LOOK! Effects
Patrick L. Almanza .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Ulysses Argetta .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Casey Benn .... digital artist
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor
Christian Cardona .... digital compositor and matte painter: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Jony Chandra .... matte painter
Stephen Chein .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Vanessa Cheung .... matte painter
Teague Chrystie .... visual effects artist
Matt Conway .... matte painter
Robert Cristino .... visual effects artist
Andrea D'Amico .... visual effects producer
Rif Dagher .... consultant
Clay Dale .... visual effects artist: Eden Fx
Matt Drummond .... visual effects supervisor
Erik Eulen .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Michael Heinz .... visual effects supervisor
Dark Hoffman .... matte painter
Chris Hopkins .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Christopher Ivins .... compositor
Beau Janzen .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Sid Jayakar .... visual effects compositor
Kelly Rae Kenan Green .... visual effects coordinator (as Kelly Rae Kenan)
Danny S. Kim .... digital compositor and matte painter: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Sean Kinnear .... visual effects
Mark Kolpack .... visual effects consultant
Andrew H. Leung .... matte painter
John Lindstein .... cg supervisor
Shawn Lipowski .... 3D artist: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
James Allan May .... digital compositor
James Allan May .... visual effects artist
David R. Morton .... lead visual effects artist (as Dave Morton)
Migs Rustia .... visual effects editor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... visual effects producer
Paul Stemmer .... visual effects editor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Andranik Taranyan .... compositor
Melinka Thompson-Godoy .... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Rainy Venne .... senior compositor
Leo Vezzali .... digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc.
Patrick Krebs .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Lee Anderson .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Brendan Burnett .... assistant editor
Rod Decker .... on-line editor
Irit Lockspeiser .... post-production assistant
Lilly Posner .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Matthew Bernabei .... production assistant
Joel Franklin .... production coordinator
Jeff Larsen .... production assistant
Valerie Ryan .... location manager
Michael Schachtner .... production assistant
Michael Scipioni .... key production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"After Days" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: There is an footage file. In which clip, appears a worker working and walking on a bridge support wire and then the worker disappears (is digitally removed), but his shadow on the surface of the bridge support wire is not cleared and continues walking.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? At some point in the future, this could be the fate of our planet. This isn't the story of how we might vanish, it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind.See more »

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4 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Crumbling buildings, but little more, 9 November 2009
Author: Cedric Sagne from United Kingdom

Life after people is a ripoff of Alan Weisman "World without us" (first of all by using a title structure in three words, but whatever).

The basic thought experiment of Alan Weisman is aimed not so much at looking at how nature would recover after we have left, and how buildings etc deteriorate but in fact analysing to what extent our actions on the environment are permanent.

Life after people (the main program) hardly mentions our use of plastics, our pollution of the planet with PCBs, how permanent nuclear waste will be and focuses on the mild, innocent traces of us that will be erased easily: wood, paper, iron, cement. Overall both the program and the series remain a list of crumbling buildings, repeated over and over again, with the same engineering viewpoint.

The series (which I lazily address with this comment too) do mention this a bit more, along with our impact on fauna (eg bison population), or the recovery of fish population due to our current overfishing. Too little still.

The documentary is reasonably good, padded with special effects that are shown over and over again, and with a shift of focus to American landmarks, which is understandable as it was made for US TV.

The content presents a somewhat idealistic and benign-ized vision of our impact on the planet, which really misses the point of actually addressing what are the harmful things we are doing right now and which our descendants will curse us for.

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