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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 ... 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 ... Mother in Law
Mark Camacho ... Lawyer
Robin Wilcock ... Lawyer
Edward Yankie Edward Yankie ... Lawyer
Carlo Mestroni ... Lawyer
Glenda Braganza ... Rachel
Leni Parker Leni Parker ... Admission Clerk
Henri Pardo Henri Pardo ... Haitian Spokesman
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Storyline

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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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | France | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 January 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Depois de Partir See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€825,672 (France), 18 January 2009, Limited Release
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Evangeline Lilly's first feature film lead role (though The Hurt Locker (2008) premiered before this film, Afterwards was actually shot right before). 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 »

Soundtracks

It's Bad You Know
Performed by R.L. Burnside, Tom Rothrock
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One of my all time favorite movies
28 September 2016 | by nickpeevSee all my reviews

First of all I'm no movie critic or someone pretending to be expert in the cinematic art I'm just a regular Joe who likes a good movie, with that being said I have to admit that this is one of my all time favorite movies. I like pretty much everything in it:

•I find the plot to be quite unique and fascinating. It kept me in nescience until the very end (and this is something I experience rarely those days)

•The acting is at its best imo, Evangeline Lilly and John Malkovich are mesmerizing… don't get me wrong Romain Duris was great too, maybe an idea lesser :)

•Atmosphere is just breathtaking - mysterious, kind of noar and very, very… real.

•Soundtrack is nothing short of perfect, I have nothing else to say just WOW.

Overall this is one of the few films that makes me shed a tear every time I watch it (me & my girlfriend if I have to be honest) and I do recommend it with all of my heart.

P.S. Sorry for my poor English :(


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