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Afterwards (2008)

Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire, his only love. Until he meets Doctor Kay, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gilles Bourdos

Writers:

Michel Spinosa (screenplay), Gilles Bourdos (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Nathan
John Malkovich ... Kay
Evangeline Lilly ... Claire
Pascale Bussières ... Anna
Sara Waisglass ... Tracey
Reece Thompson ... Jeremy (as Reece Daniel Thompson)
Bruno Verdoni ... Doctor
Joan Gregson Joan Gregson ... Mother in Law
Mark Camacho ... Lawyer
Robin Wilcock Robin Wilcock ... Lawyer
Edward Yankie Edward Yankie ... Lawyer
Carlo Mestroni ... Lawyer
Glenda Braganza ... Rachel
Leni Parker ... Admission Clerk
Henri Pardo Henri Pardo ... Haitian Spokesman
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Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire, his only love. Until he meets Doctor Kay, a mysterious doctor who introduces himself as a "Messenger." He claims that he can sense when certain people are about to die, and that he is sent to help them put their life in order before it's too late. Nathan doesn't believe a word of this, but soon afterwards he witnesses some disconcerting scenes which seem to confirm the doctor's claims. Written by anonymous

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Trivia

Gilles Bourdos was inspired to make a movie immediately upon reading Guillaume Musso's novel. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nathan approaches an ambulance from behind, his feet are reflected in the shiny metal at the bottom of the vehicle's rear doors. Also reflected are the feet of the cameraman following him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tracey: [beckoning] Swannie... Come over here... Come to me... Nice, swan.
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Crazy Credits

Over the end credits music, you hear an ambulance winding through traffic. See more »

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Someday Baby
Performed by R.L. Burnside
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User Reviews

 
decent movie
12 April 2012 | by sstoSee all my reviews

this is a well produced movie, with an interesting story. it is developing quite slowly and i like the somewhat 'open' ending.

essentially, a movie of appreciation of life, love, forgiveness and letting go. mr.malkovich plays a good part, making up for the somewhat pale performance of the lead actor. this is probably the weakest point of this production - the lack of an outstanding lead. apart from that - great production, i especially liked the smooth camera work.

it really needs very little to be a big movie, and while i cannot say i was thrilled watching it, i did watch with interest. i understand the book, that the movie is based on is quiet good, hopefully it has more depth and makes for more significant lead personage


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 January 2009 (France) See more »

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Depois de Partir See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,862,534
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