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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 ... 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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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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Soundtracks

It's Bad You Know
Performed by R.L. Burnside, Tom Rothrock
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Splendid Malkovich drama to make you appreciate life if you know you will die
5 February 2010 | by mrcibuburSee all my reviews

The man and the voice of John Malkovich have carried forward from 'Burn after Reading' to this movie but this, unlike that movie, is a pure drama thriller and not a comedy. The beginning and the end take a bit of thinking about and thank goodness for DVD and the chance to play it a couple of times to try and understand it.

There was a period three quarters through the film when I felt the film definitely dragged, Nathan visiting his divorced wife Claire in wherever it was and his reluctance to fly home back to New York,but part from that, the film entertained and provided lots of interest.

Malkovich plays a Doctor who is a messenger with the vision to foresee the death of someone with a glowing white light. Dr Kay (Malkovich) first encounters Nathan the lawyer as a child and it is later in life when he sets out on a mission to deliver the message to him literally.

Of course, things don't pan out quite what you might expect but this is a fine drama, plenty of suspense, nice scenes and you get what you pay for. You shouldn't be disappointed.

Just love that eerie voice of Malkovich, so unique! Just imagine if Anthony Hopkins possessed it for Hannibal!


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