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After the Dark (2013)

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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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What if you had to die to survive. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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

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10 October 2013 (Russia)  »

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The names of several of the main characters are never mentioned or shown in the movie, and are only revealed by the cast credits in the closing titles. 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 »

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Perhaps intentionally, the student summarizes only a portion of Plato's Cave, not the entire allegory. See more »

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Utami: Lenten ys come with love to toune / with blosmen ant with briddes roune / that al this blisse bryngeth;/ Dayes-eyes in this dales / notes suete of nyhtegales / uch foul song singeth./ The threstelcoc him threteth oo / away is huere wynter wo / when woderove springeth;/ This foules singeth ferly fele / ant wlyteth on huere wynne wele / that al the wode ryngeth.
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Les Barricades Mysterieuses
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Arranged by Gregory Coleman
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Published by Gregory Coleman
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Sigh at all the negative reviews..
24 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I feel the point of this film may have been missed...

First off- if you're a philosopher, a pensive person or enjoy riddles and the like, you will no doubt enjoy this movie. It's (as expected) full to the brim with intriguing thought concepts and ideas, all resulting in different outcomes in visually stunning locations and scenarios. I myself was lucky enough to have been given a similar experiment back when I was in secondary school and was already familiar with the game being played in the movie.

It's important to note this film isn't a documentary or project done for showing in schools and colleges though- it's a film. I think where the reception for the movie went awry was where many were expecting it to all make perfect sense and in the end make you realise something you never did before- not so. Instead what this film does is take a very well-known philosophical debate whereby a group must decide between them who shall be fit to continue the human race in special circumstances, but applies it to a younger generation of adults today and how a group of us may think differently to that of a group asked the same thing, say, 50 years ago.

It's more importantly a film about morality, logics, and how we as people judge what is and isn't important, and encourages you to see the importance of those we would cast aside as weak.

Personally I loved the film, it has a great cast of actors, it's visually stunning and not too heavy or mystifying. I recommend seeing it before going on what the others have said.


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