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After the Dark (2013)
"The Philosophers" (original title)

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At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

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At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

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Rated R for some violence, sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Petra: In my apocalypse, everybody's worth as much as everybody else. We live briefly, but we don't mind. And when it's time to die, we don't resist death. We summon it.
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"James's poem to Petra by Rhys Wakefield and Sophie Lowe" See more »

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Gamelan
Written by Wolfgang Frisch, Michael Holzgruber, Markus Kienzl, Wolfgang Schloegl
Performed by Sofa Surfers
[© Universal Music - MGB Songs on behalf of Ed. Monoscope Audio (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Arge Monoscope Audio]
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Poorly executed pretentious post-pubescent rubbish
26 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie had a lot of potential, but appears to have been written by somebody who has spent a day browsing "philosophy" on Wikipedia and Reddit, after smoking a joint.

Some interesting and well know philosophical concepts are introduced, after which we are treated to some truly shallow exploration of an otherwise interesting thought experiment.

This movie was notable for me in that it was one of the few movies that left me empty and unfulfilled. Kind of like going to an expensive restaurant where food is an art form, only you get very little of it, and it doesn't taste very nice.

However, to be balanced, the cinematography was not bad, and the story is likely what would happen if you throw a bunch of abercrombie & fitch models in a room to discuss philosophy. It also carries the same level of depth and intellectual challenge.

Waste of time.


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