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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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John Huddles

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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
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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 »

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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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USA | Indonesia

Release Date:

10 October 2013 (Russia) See more »

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After the Dark See more »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mr. Zimit: So here we are, at the end of it all. I've done what I can for you, now you have to go out and think on your own. Time to fly or die.
Georgina: Still defending Aristotle, Mr. Zimit? Up or down. Zero or one. True or false. Fly or die. You're a slave to binary logic, you know that?
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"James's poem to Petra by Rhys Wakefield and Sophie Lowe" See more »

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Gamelan
Written by Wolfgang Frisch, Michael Holzgruber, Markus Kienzl, Wolfgang Schloegl
Performed by Sofa Surfers
[© Universal Music - MGB Songs on behalf of Ed. Monoscope Audio (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Arge Monoscope Audio]
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Philosophy? Really?
22 February 2014 | by JKhopSee all my reviews

The idea behind it is great, but I do not think anyone can actually create a film from that idea that an educated audience or anyone who has taken a philosophy class would find acceptable. I will not go into details as there are far too many instances in every scene of the film that make you question the believability that these students have ever taken a single philosophy class.

To enjoy this film I feel you need to ignore the played out apocalyptic scenarios completely and only focus on the two lead characters and the teacher and take it for what it is. If you are expecting to watch a film that is intelligent and driven by strong performances you will be sadly let down. You could seriously watch this film with your television on mute and understand the story just as well.


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