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After the Dark (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  10 October 2013 (Russia)
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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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When the last day of school comes for a group of students in a philosophy class, their instructor, Mr. Zimit, challenges them to different sorts of exercises that take place in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world. While there, they each get chosen professions and have to decide whether who is valuable or not because the bunker they will be staying in for a year has only enough oxygen for 10 people. Mr. Zimit challenges them in different rounds to see how they could survive. Issues arise when they notice Mr. Zimit is disruptive to the game. Written by James Hake

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

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After the Dark  »

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The names of several of the main characters are never revealed in the movie until the cast list in the closing credits. This applies to Georgina (Bonnie Wright), Yoshiko (Natasha Gott), Utami (Cinta Laura Kiehl) and Kavi (Abhi Sinha), even though most of them had prominent roles in the movie. See more »


In the bunker where they lock the teacher behind, he dies from radiation poisoning. He is then later eaten by predatory dogs/wolves.

Any creature large enough to feed on a human would have also died from the exact same radiation poisoning long before it ever got the chance to eat his body.

Even the lower radiation would have killed it on the surface if it'd had been living underground. See more »


Toby: Junk the ancient rules of thought / by which our predecessors fought / Their clashing minds did throw a spark / that scorched the world and wreaked the dark / Let no science fix our path / if only numbers make its math / Our brains will run, we'll surely see, / on some sweeter philosophy / Until beneath a quiet sky / atop the rubble we will stand / and finally demystify / the message in fate's reprimand / Even an atomic blast / can't rub the future from the past / If with incinerated grace / we...
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Written by Wes Willenbring
Performed by Wes Willenbring
Published by Wes Willenbring
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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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