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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 ... 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

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


In the third scenario one of the students who has eidetic memory says she knows the entrance and exit code because of her seeing the professor type it in the second scenario, even though that scenario ended and a new one had begun. See more »


[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 »


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Written by Wes Willenbring
Performed by Wes Willenbring
Published by Wes Willenbring
[Courtesy of Hidden Shoal Recordings]
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Sucker Punch without the action and a resemblance of logic...
23 August 2018 | by karakurtfSee all my reviews

This exactly describes the catastrophe that is "the philosophers". The characters are cute and cuddly with all the required diversity that is obligatory on modern mainstream cinema. The story is fun even though non-sensical and without any dread and urgency. The characters are in an assumption realm on a point it is never explained when they know what they know or how they know it. Some things happen and you are asking yourself "how?" And then the movie explains and you are asking yourself "why?". The movie is trying too hard to tell a story which is clearly above the calibers and intentions of the director and the production company. A simple young-adult movie in the shoes of Twilight or Hunger Games, nothing more. So please, next time give a warning on the front cover that this is a young adult movie for our young superficial crowd. We want to appear to tell a grand story on the nature of mankind and they want to appear satisfied and consent on what we are telling all the while neither us nor them know what the hell we are talking about. The visuals were nice though so that's a plus...

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10 October 2013 (Russia) See more »

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