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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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Smart. Talented. Beautiful. Stranded. 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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Brid By A Strem
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Arrangement by Robin Snyder
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Philosophy? Really?
22 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea behind it is great, but I do not think anyone can actually create a film from that idea that an educated audience or anyone who has taken a philosophy class would find acceptable. I will not go into details as there are far too many instances in every scene of the film that make you question the believability that these students have ever taken a single philosophy class.

To enjoy this film I feel you need to ignore the played out apocalyptic scenarios completely and only focus on the two lead characters and the teacher and take it for what it is. If you are expecting to watch a film that is intelligent and driven by strong performances you will be sadly let down. You could seriously watch this film with your television on mute and understand the story just as well.


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