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Afterschool (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  1 October 2008 (France)
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An Internet-addicted prep-school student captures on video camera the drug overdose of two girls.

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Having joined a recently created video club, a lowly prep-school sophomore - desensitized from reality by frequently viewed Internet imagery - accidentally captures on video the final moments of admired twin senior classmates dying from poisoned drugs. Rather than galvanize the school or this lad's life in any profound or meaningful way, the tragedy causes barely a ripple in the already emotionally diminished and out-of-touch lives of everyone around. Written by statmanjeff

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1 October 2008 (France)  »

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Depois da Escola  »

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$2,606 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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$2,606 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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Feature film debut of Ezra Miller, who portrays Robert. See more »

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Mr. Wiseman: Rob, what's going on back there? Come on, Rob, what's going on?
Amy: Um... Rob wants to use the video to make a porn.
[Students snicker]
Mr. Wiseman: Well, that's a... that's a very nice idea, but there will be no fluids permitted around the camera, bodily or any other sort.
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A Boy and His Camera
26 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Afterschool is an ingenious voyeur's study on voyeurism. Kids today devour video toxic waste unguided and with no way to digest the daily dose of random clips that are void of any meaning or purpose, but are still irresistibly taboo.

With its overstimulated emotional shut down and pathetic sentiment throughout, the film is confusing and has no cohesive story, all by design. The amateur documentary effects suck. And are also intentional.

Afterschool does make a statement. With multi-dimensional accuracy.

But as much as I admire its genius, I didn't like watching this movie. I would only recommend it to parenting intellectuals.


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