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After the Dark (2013)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Zimit
... Petra
... Chips
... Jack
... James
... Georgina
... Parker
... Andy
... Poppie
... Bonnie
... Yoshiko
Taser Hassan ... Nelson
Chanelle Bianca Ho ... Mitzi
... Toby
... Utami


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 »


Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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

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Release Date:

10 October 2013 (Russia)  »

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This is the second time Philippa Coulthard and Maia Mitchell played together. The first time was K9 See more »


When Georgina (Bonnie Wright) is about to re-cap the Ignorant Bliss Paradox, she turns her head to her left, supposedly looking at Utami (Cinta Laura Kiehl). The scene then cuts to a reaction shot of Utami, with her head turned to her right, looking towards the camera, and with a white-plastered wall in the background. There are two things wrong with this sequence:

First of all, Utami isn't sitting at the left of Georgina, but two rows behind Georgina on her right. So when Georgina turns her head to the left, she would be looking at Chips or Yoshiko, not at Utami; and when Utami turns her head to the right, she would be looking directly at the wall, not at Georgina.

Secondly, when Utami turns her head to the right, the background behind her head should show the side with the doors to the garden, and not the side with the white-plastered wall. This reveals that this reaction shot was filmed when Cinta Laura/Utami was sitting backwards (facing the rear of the classroom instead of the blackboard), in the same position as much later in the movie, when Utami is reading out the inside of her card during the second iteration, after the classroom tables have been rearranged. See more »


Petra: We live... briefly, yes. Imperfectly? Of course. Stupidly? Sometimes. But we don't mind, because that's the way we're made. And when it's time to die, we don't resist death; we summon it.
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"James's poem to Petra by Rhys Wakefield and Sophie Lowe" See more »


Brid By A Strem
Arrangement by Robin Snyder
Performed by Briddes Roune
Published by Magnatune
[Courtesy of Magnatune.com]
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This movie made me ANGRY!
25 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie made me extremely angry. Don't get me wrong i'm not some kind of easily agitated, I've seen some real crappy movies before and would be like 'meh', but this movie managed to get me real angry, like real p%$$3d off! Let me analyse why. From checking out the trailer I've started watching the movie with good expectations about a philosophical mystery with interesting twists. It would be too nice to just say that this movie did not contain neither mystery, neither twists and neither any philosophy, and calling a few, known-by-all examples of some mind games philosophy is insult to viewers intelligence, but yet again this movies existence is insulting to begin with. So OK, movie was crap, but so are so many others, why am i angry about this particular one? - It is because it managed to disappoint not once, like it would be normal but dozen times during the course of it. You'd be thinking "OK, OK something interesting is about to happen" and no, nothing, sorry just crap acting and stupid story. Then you might be thinking "Ok maybe not interesting, but something provocative is surely going on here", but no, sorry, same crap. Disappoint. And on and on like this, until the culmination - "This movie better have a stunning twist at the end, so it's rating would be somehow justified!" And guess what? THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED! Not just disappointing, the ending was agonizing to watch. To watch as any hope leaves your mind, to begin comprehending how meaningless and stupid the last 90 minutes were - this is real pain. It is truly amazing to me how you could ruin something so much. I've seen movies that created astonishing scenarios over a root that seemed irrelevant at start, but I've not seen someone diminishing EVERYTHING he possibly could over a pretty good looking starting point! One last thing - the main actress(not even gonna bother scrolling to see her name) was just soooo bad. That twilight girl is 10/10 in comparison. A freshly cut small tree carried around by set crew would play her role much better.

Don't watch this movie!

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