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AfterLife (2003)

An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.

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Alison Peebles

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Andrea Gibb
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Duncan ... May Brogan
Kevin McKidd ... Kenny Brogan
Paula Sage Paula Sage ... Roberta Brogan
James Laurenson ... Professor Wilkinshaw
Shirley Henderson ... Ruby
Fiona Bell ... Lucy
Antony Strachan ... Mike (as Anthony Strachan)
Emma D'Inverno Emma D'Inverno ... Rosa Mendoza
Eddie Marsan ... Jez Walters
Isla Blair ... Dr Jackson
Stuart Davids Stuart Davids ... Big Tony
Julie Austin Julie Austin ... Heather Foghorn
Martin Carroll Martin Carroll ... Bingo manager
Maureen Carr Maureen Carr ... Cissie
Molly Innes Molly Innes ... Social worker
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An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.

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English

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13 August 2004 (UK) See more »

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Crowd pleasing low budget wins audience award at Edinburgh
31 August 2003 | by katharina001See all my reviews

This film may be low budget but it is certainly high on the emotional scale with fantastic performances, especially from Paula Sage (Roberta) who has Downs Syndrome. The film is very funny and moving and depicts Roberta in a completely different way than characters with special needs are usually shown - she is selfish, rude but also very funny - in fact most of the humour in the film comes from Roberta. The relationship between Kenny (Kevin McKidd) and May (Lindsay Duncan) is realistic and insightful.

The ending is very moving, a little twist had us all cringing in our seats as we awaited the final outcome. This film quite rightly won the audience award at the Edinburgh Film Festival with the highest votes ever.


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