At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

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John Huddles

Writer:

John Huddles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James D'Arcy ... Mr. Zimit
Sophie Lowe ... Petra
Daryl Sabara ... Chips
Freddie Stroma ... Jack
Rhys Wakefield ... James
Bonnie Wright ... Georgina
Jacob Artist ... Parker
George Blagden ... Andy
Philippa Coulthard ... Poppie
Katie Findlay ... Bonnie
Natasha Gott ... Yoshiko
Taser Hassan Taser Hassan ... Nelson
Chanelle Bianca Ho Chanelle Bianca Ho ... Mitzi
Darius Homayoun ... Toby
Cinta Laura Kiehl ... Utami
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Storyline

When the last day of school comes for a group of students in a philosophy class, their instructor, Mr. Zimit, challenges them to different sorts of exercises that take place in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world. While there, they each get chosen professions and have to decide whether who is valuable or not because the bunker they will be staying in for a year has only enough oxygen for 10 people. Mr. Zimit challenges them in different rounds to see how they could survive. Issues arise when they notice Mr. Zimit is disruptive to the game. Written by James Hake

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What if you had to die to survive. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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The play that the students perform in the bunker during the third iteration is William Shakespeare's 'Othello'. The movie shows an excerpt of three lines from Act 5, Scene 2, in which Desdemona dies at the hands of her estranged husband Othello after he has been tricked by his advisor Iago into believing that she's an adulteress. See more »

Goofs

Perhaps intentionally, the student summarizes only a portion of Plato's Cave, not the entire allegory. See more »

Quotes

[In the third iteration, Petra waives her own eligibility, and now announces who receives the last remaining bunker slot]
Petra: Bonnie, get inside.
Bonnie: I'm a soldier, I know how to knock things down. You're an engineer, you know how to build things up. I'm not worth as much.
Petra: My logic's fuzzier. In my apocalypse, everybody is worth as much as everybody else.
Bonnie: I'm not letting you sacrifice yourself to save me.
Petra: I won't let *you* sacrifice yourself to save me.
Bonnie: Then we'll both go up in smoke, and you'll have wasted ...
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Crazy Credits

"James's poem to Petra by Rhys Wakefield and Sophie Lowe" See more »

Connections

Featured in The Transfiguration (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Brid By A Strem
Traditional
Arrangement by Robin Snyder
Performed by Briddes Roune
Published by Magnatune
[Courtesy of Magnatune.com]
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Wasted potential

I admit I had very high expectations for this movie, simply because I love riddles and movies that stimulate one's brain. Sadly, it was a huge disappointment.

At the beginning, the movie seemed pretty promising and I rather enjoyed it till about the middle. That's when things started taking the turn for the worse. For all the logic that movie tries depict, it truly lacks that very same logic badly. There were so many absolutely illogical and dumb scenes I can't even begin to name them. What was a highly interesting scenario with great potential became just another one of these movies you are likely to forget pretty soon.

I enjoyed it while it lasted, with the exception of the ending (I'd rather they just deleted it all together), and the acting was pretty great, too. Over all, it's entertaining to a certain degree but don't expect anything mind-blowing. The movie doesn't live up to what it promises.


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Country:

USA | Indonesia

Release Date:

10 October 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Dark See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,770,376
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