At the end of the 1990s the Internet comes to Northern Norway and coincides with the sexual awakening of young Mads (12). The introduction of pornographic images into his life complicates ... See full summary »
Truls Krane Meby
Anders T. Andersen,
Two men sit next to each other on an autumn day in Central Park. They make small talk about the weather and the joys of summer. When the conversation turns personal, however, it becomes ... See full summary »
The post-apocalyptic world is not a new one for those of us that watch a lot of short films, and there are very few films where they manage to create something wholly new. Aftermath isn't one of those films, and it does have a pretty familiar feel to it. However it does still work because it is stripped down and simple in what it wants to do.
The first thing it does is create a simple, cold world where survival is on a knife's edge and death is sudden if you are lucky. The second thing is to put a pair of brothers as the central characters, with the older very much sheltering the younger – perhaps too much. The journey of the younger brother away from that protected state is well done here, with sudden violence played out against a cold backdrop. It isn't amazing as a plot, but it captures the cold, crisp place very well, and it reproduces that coldness in its world and characters. This does produce something quite dramatic and simple – and it works well for what it does.
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