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Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 22 October 2010 (USA)
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A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Marie Lelay (as Cécile de France)
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Cyndi Mayo Davis ...
Lisa Griffiths ...
Stall Owner
Jessica Griffiths ...
Island Girl
Ferguson Reid ...
Rescuer
Derek Sakakura ...
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Christos
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Jackie
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Social Worker
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A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cécile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (identical twins Frankie McLaren and George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Touched by death. Changed by life.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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22 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Más allá de la vida  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$220,322 (USA) (15 October 2010)

Gross:

$32,741,596 (USA) (7 January 2011)
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At 15:34 the name of the photographer photographing Marcos & Jason is Oliver & Johnson photography and the telephone number is 020.7946.0826 and the implied country code (for England) would be +44. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is hit by the Mercedes van, there is a shot from inside the car Jason's body is thrown onto showing him cracking the windshield. *** The view is not from inside the Mercedes van. This can be clearly seen as the camera pans away from the twins and the black car next to them has a cracked windshield. *** See more »

Quotes

Billy: Did you do the reading?
George Lonegan: Look, you still don't get it, do you? You think just 'cause I can make money doing this... just because I can, that I should do it.
Billy: [shrugs] Yeah, yeah I do. I also think you have a duty to do it, because you have a gift.
George Lonegan: It's not a gift, Billy, it's a curse.
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Crazy Credits

The mid 80s-late 90's Warner Bros. shield is used and is in black and white at the beginning of the movie, and at the end of the credits, the same Warner Bros. Shield is used alongside the Amblin logo, also in black-and-white. See more »

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Referenced in Tsunami! Recreating a Disaster (2011) See more »

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La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée
(1875)
from "Carmen"
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Marcello Giordani
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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If we are Here now, we need an After
22 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the way home from seeing this terrific movie, I stopped at a light, a few cars in front waiting to turn right. Around us, the sun had just set, a full white moon was high and the reflections of brake lights bounced off gas stations and car dealerships.

What an amazing world we live in. There is so much in the five miles between my house and the theater where I saw the movie that I could never experience it all. Moments arrive and disappear and the the people shift, move, appear and disappear.

I think most of us need some kind of assurance that it all goes on forever, that our open windows aren't just blacked over and sealed at death.

Clint Eastwood has made a quiet, reflective, thoughtful film on this condition, this need for forever. It's not a flashy paranormal probe of ghosts and goblins, spirits and such.

Taking three central lives we see our need for a hereafter from a French woman who has experienced something before being revived, from a twin boy who has lost his brother and from a lonely man who seems able to capture something from beyond this life. Or perhaps he just captures something from those who come to him.

Cecile De France is stunning as a television reporter who touches her own death and returns. Frankie (or is it George) McLaren is good as the young boy. And Matt Damon's restrained performance is a revelation.

Eastwood has the assured hand that allows long segments in French with English subtitles and a juncture with two disasters and such a touchy-feely subject, and yet it works. Quietly. Thoughtfully.

He also has the good sense to let us draw our own conclusions.


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