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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Lelay (as Cécile de France)
Cyndi Mayo Davis ...
Lisa Griffiths ...
Stall Owner
Jessica Griffiths ...
Island Girl
Ferguson Reid ...
Derek Sakakura ...
Social Worker


A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Touched by death. Changed by life.


Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Más allá de la vida  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£1,151,807 (UK) (4 February 2011)

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The restaurant in which Thierry Neuvic and Cécile De France have dinner is Sanderens, the restaurant of chef Alain Sanderens, who became a sensation when he relinquished his 3 stars and reopened the prestigious Lucas Carton under his own name - and with a more affordable menu. Since then, the place has regained 2 stars. See more »


The movie is set in early 2005, but Marie claims François Mitterrand died over ten years ago. In fact, Mitterrand died in January 1996. See more »


Dr. Rousseau: You know, as a scientist and atheist my mind was closed to such things. Oh, absolutely. Afterlife, near-death experiences Like everyone else, I thought people saw bright lights, Eden-like gardens and so forth because they were culturally conditioned to do so. But after 25 years in a hospice working with people, many of whom were pronounced dead but then miraculously survived. the account of what they actually experienced were so strikingly similar it couldn't just be coincidence. And add to ...
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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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La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée
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Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Marcello Giordani
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I can't believe I was gonna miss it because of bad reviews!
3 September 2011 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

I'm amazed at the amount of attacks this wondrous picture has suffered so far. I don't know whether it's Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, or an overstated publicity before its opening. Would it have received different reviews if it had been directed or starred by other people, I don't know! The movie is SUPREME! It's probably going to be the best movie I will have watched this year. I don't deny that at first I was so put off watching it—because of your reviews, of course, and because I originally thought it would grapple with bereavement and loss and all spooky depressing matters—but an initial 10 min proved I had been greatly mistaken, and misled. It's been time since I've followed such a delicate and lovely storyline. It reminds me of movies like Sleepless in Seattle, The Adjustment Bureau and Jet Lag. It's much better and sophisticated in romance, for that matter; the romantic element runs almost surreptitiously, without you noticing it, till it is consummated in the end. The multi-plot scenario is really authentic, despite some reservations I have toward the Irish twins story. Some may criticize by stating its slow pace, but in my opinion it couldn't have been brought out another way; this is drama, people, not an action or horror flick.

This is a very bright, profound and unusual work of art. I may have my takes on some points in the scenario, the attitude towards Christianity in particular (which was quite unexpected given the spiritual dimension of the movie—as if they were trying to re-found spirituality without religion!); but all in all, a fascinating picture.

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