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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.


John Huddles


John Huddles
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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 Natasha Gott ... Yoshiko
Taser Hassan Taser Hassan ... Nelson
Chanelle Bianca Ho Chanelle Bianca Ho ... Mitzi
Darius Homayoun ... Toby
Cinta Laura Kiehl ... 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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Smart. Talented. Beautiful. Stranded. See more »


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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USA | Indonesia

Release Date:

10 October 2013 (Russia) See more »

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


It is difficult to conceive of even a few worthy nuclear targets in Indonesia, let alone dozens, and there is definitely nothing at all worth nuking in the vicinity of Mount Bromo, which sits in the middle of a desolate plain called the "Sea of Sand". See more »


James: [running] Selamat pagi!
[Good morning!]
Street Vendor: Pagi!
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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
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Makes a nose dive in the 2nd half
26 January 2014 | by MdlndeHondSee all my reviews

The beginning is interesting, I would say until the second half. Nothing wildly exciting, has some nice little twist in there but very minimal. It is shot in a dreamy kind of atmosphere. For some completely non-constructive and no where plot related reason the class is in Jakarta (pronounced Yanky style Djakardda) and you can tell this by the teak hardwood furniture and the crickets in the back (duh). The second half is hopeless. All the close ups of clearasil clean pouts, island shots and fuzzy broken sunlight (a lot if it) can't disguise the mouth-breathy throaty delivered "philosophy" to be no more than pretentious romanticism. The ending is a joke. Or maybe it is 'so deep' we all didn't get it. I give it a 5 for the first half.

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