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Après la vie (2002)

In the final chapter of director Belvaux's trilogy, Pascal, now a disgraced cop, seeks redemption by capturing Bruno, a fugitive with a strange connection to Agnes, Pascal's heroin-addicted wife.

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Lucas Belvaux

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Blanc ... Agnès Manise
Gilbert Melki ... Pascal Manise
Ornella Muti ... Cécile Rivet
Catherine Frot ... Jeanne Coste
François Morel ... Alain Costes
Lucas Belvaux ... Bruno Le Roux
Bernard Mazzinghi Bernard Mazzinghi ... Georges Colinet
Olivier Darimont Olivier Darimont ... Francis Rivet
Patrick Descamps Patrick Descamps ... Jacquillat
Alexis Tomassian Alexis Tomassian ... Banane
Yves Claessens Yves Claessens ... Freddy
Pierre Gérard Pierre Gérard ... Olivier
Christine Henkart Christine Henkart ... Madame Guiot
Jean-Henri Roger Jean-Henri Roger ... Le voisin incendie
Marc Bordure Marc Bordure ... Le flic stup
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Storyline

The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's already precarious ties to Agnes are strained further when he meets and falls for her fellow schoolteacher friend Cecile. With Pascal focused on Bruno and Cecile, Agnes is forced to find a fix on her own. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for drug content and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Diaphana Films [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 January 2003 (France) See more »

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Trilogy: Three See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,528, 16 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,165, 20 June 2004
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Forms a trilogy along with Cavale (2002) and Un couple épatant (2002), the main characters of this one being the supporting actors in the other ones, and vice versa. The three movies have some scenes in common which are shown from a different point of view according to the storyline we're following. See more »

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In the credits, Catherine Frot is credited for playing Jeanne Costes, and Ornella Muti for playing Cécile Rivet. During the movie, Frot's character is caller Jeanne Rivet, and Muti's character is called Cécile Costes. See more »

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Apres la Vie a very good Al-Anon drama
28 August 2006 | by jbelisleSee all my reviews

Apres la Vie shows what is happening physically to a drug addict woman and what is the life is for her husband who is a sort of corrupted cop. This is a Al-Anon typical story is the best I ever seen in this type of drama. In the same order movies like Barfly or Leaving Las Vegas are in the same class of movie. I recommend you to watch this movie because it shows a lot in special type of psychologic syndrome. The sole reason to live for the cop is bringing the substance to his wife. The thing is that guy really doesn't know this, she's addicted since ten years all their lives have been ruled by this injection drug.It is an instructive movie and it is totally realistic, it will update your consciousness. Even if it is a dark story the love that the couple is showing is very impressive and sensitive. When the drug dependence goes to the point of a lethal convulsion and if, by luck if you have only a criminal hand to save your life then you will take it. In that state of miserable situation this movie is showing an exceptional way to share a difficult situation in a sort of opportunity. 8/10. A good drama for teachers and students in psychology.


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