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After Love (2015)

Die blauen Stunden (original title)
A cinematic menage-a-trois between a photographer, a rentboy and a transsexual call girl.

Director:

Marc Jago

Writer:

Marc Jago
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Credited cast:
Sven Dolinsky Sven Dolinsky ... Ben
Wilson Gonzalez ... Jean (as Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht)
Tanja Petrovsky Tanja Petrovsky ... June
Merab Ninidze ... Der Maler
Andreas Patton ... Der Bulle
Michael Welz ... Der Beobachter
Jenny Riemann Jenny Riemann ... Die Redakteurin
Hermann J. Kogler Hermann J. Kogler ... Der Freier
Béla Baptiste ... Der Stricher
Alexander tt Mueller Alexander tt Mueller ... Der Mann auf der Toilette
Marion Rottenhofer ... Die Frau im Abbruchhaus
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Sandra Hartlauer Sandra Hartlauer ... Model
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AFTER LOVE (Die Blauen Stunden) is the story of the fashion photographer Ben, who surrenders to the rent-boy Jean and the transsexual June in order to get to an understanding of the truth of human relations beyond the concepts of love and morality.

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Drama | Romance

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A Beautifully Addictive Neo Noir
4 October 2015 | by CarnationOSee all my reviews

Contrary to the rule according to which films intending to pertain to a certain genre usually overkill, After Love manages to instill fresh air into an otherwise pretentious art house sub-genre. A neo noir film, it follows all the rigors of style while delivering a strong message that lingers on the attentive viewer days after leaving the cinema.

While elements of a thriller are mixed into the film's equation comme il faut, the narrative centers on the concepts of love and identity. With After Love, there is no confusion as to the aim of the story or the role each character plays in the others' lives. The interaction between the three central characters is always as concise as it is poetic, thereby freeing the cinematic effort of the usual unnecessary banter. Minimal dialogue is used to such an extent that Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht's character is muted throughout the production. However, the near-absence of dialogue is counterbalanced by mathematically precise acting and the occasional verbalization of the philosophy of love. At times, if not most of the time, the music joins the characters as a leading constituent.

Tragic, complicated, addictive, much like love itself, After Love serves a carefully crafted dose of current narrative and appealing composition.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

January 2015 (Germany) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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