Afterwards (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Afterwards (2008)
  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 1,755 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 14 January 2009 (Belgium)
  • Runtime: Canada:107 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:104 min
  • Filming Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
  • Budget: $15,400,000(estimated)
  • Gross: €27,860(Belgium)(18 January 2009)
  • Director: Gilles Bourdos
  • Stars: Romain Duris, John Malkovich and Evangeline Lilly
  • Original Music By: Alexandre Desplat   
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Doctor | Lawyer | Messenger | Dream Sequence | Death Of Family Member

Writing Credits By:

  • Michel Spinosa (screenplay) and
  • Gilles Bourdos (screenplay)
  • Michel Spinosa (adaptation) &
  • Gilles Bourdos (adaptation)
  • Guillaume Musso  novel "Et Après…"

Known Trivia

  • Evangeline Lilly’s first feature film lead role (though The Hurt Locker premiered before this film, Afterwards was actually shot right before).
  • Romain Duris’ first English-speaking role. The actor relished the experience and felt that when he was in sync with his character his English was good.
  • The script was actually not sent to John Malkovich but to his production company, with the hope that they could provide logistical assistance to the French crew. Malkovich however ended up reading the script, and was impressed.
  • Composer Alexandre Desplat described his score as “action music that toys with your emotions”.
  • Guillaume Musso, the author of the source novel, has declared he liked the film, and praised it for its “poetic, mysterious and dramatic atmosphere”, its “constant tension” and its “never-slowing pace”.
  • To find the deep meaning of his film, director/co-writer Gilles Bourdos was inspired by a quote from former French President François Mitterrand, which translates to “Beauty is in the moment, which is something we always find out too late”.
  • Several of the crew had already worked with director/co-writer Gilles Bourdos on other films, such as co-writer Michel Spinosa, a collaborator of Bourdos’ ever since the start of his career, and cinematographer Ping Bin Lee who served the same duties on A Sight for Sore Eyes.
  • Gilles Bourdos was inspired to make a movie immediately upon reading Guillaume Musso’s novel.

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where Nathan approaches an ambulance from behind, his feet are reflected in the shiny metal at the bottom of the vehicle's rear doors. Also reflected are the feet of the cameraman following him.

Plot: Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire… See more » |  »

Story: Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire, his only love. Until he meets Doctor Kay, a mysterious doctor who introduces himself as a "Messenger." He claims that he can sense when certain people are about to die, and that he is sent to help them put their life in order before it's too late. Nathan doesn't believe a word of this, but soon afterwards he witnesses some disconcerting scenes which seem to confirm the doctor's claims.Written by anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Dirk Beinhold known as co-producer
  • Christine De Jekel known as executive producer
  • Olivier Delbosc known as producer
  • Christian Gagne known as producer
  • Eva Kolodner known as segment producer
  • Christian Larouche known as producer
  • Yael Melamede known as segment producer
  • Marc Missonnier known as producer
  • Alton Walpole known as line producer: New Mexico

FullCast & Crew:

  • Romain Duris known as Nathan
  • John Malkovich known as Kay
  • Evangeline Lilly known as Claire
  • Pascale Bussières known as Anna
  • Sara Waisglass known as Tracey
  • Reece Thompson known as Jeremy (as Reece Daniel Thompson)
  • Bruno Verdoni known as Doctor
  • Joan Gregson known as Mother in law
  • Mark Camacho known as Lawyer
  • Robin Wilcock known as Lawyer
  • Edward Yankie known as Lawyer
  • Carlo Mestroni known as Lawyer
  • Glenda Braganza known as Rachel
  • Leni Parker known as Admission clerk
  • Henri Pardo known as Haitian spokesman
  • Sophi Knight known as Claire 7 yrs
  • Morgan Rouchy known as Nathan 10 yrs (as Morgan Costa Rouchy)
  • Lois Dellar known as Volunteer
  • Jason Cavalier known as Young guy
  • Brigitte Catillon known as Translator
  • Simone-Élise Girard known as Nathan's mother
  • Sara Bradeen known as Claire's mother
  • Marcel Jeannin known as Claire's father
  • Randy Blair known as Evangelist
  • James Arden known as Dennis
  • Ryann Trofimczuk known as Tracey 4 yrs
  • Holly O'Brien known as Ordely
  • Robert Robinson known as PCU patient
  • Mireille Metellus known as Haitian woman
  • Sergei Priselkov known as Rachevsky (as Sergey Prisselkov)
  • Marianne Farley known as Judy
  • Alex Kudrytsky known as Ivan
  • Ludmila Shenker known as Grandmother
  • Scott Faulconbridge known as Intern
  • Nancy-Ann Michaud known as Bank teller (as Nancy Ann Michaud)
  • Sally Taylor-Isherwood known as Jennifer (as Sally Taylor Isherwood)
  • Charles-Olivier Pelletier known as Anna's son
  • George Lagodich known as Orthodox priest (as Father George Lagodich)
  • Paul Aranas known as MTA employee
  • Catrina Ganey known as Subway woman
  • Jude Beny known as Bank woman
  • Marina Lapina known as Russian woman
  • Ivan Smith known as NYPD cop
  • Linda Smith known as Female bank customer
  • Cory Fantie known as Male bank customer
  • Emile Dessureault known as Paul (as Émile Dessureault)
  • Théophile Desmarais-Labbé known as Paul
  • Pascal Anctil known as Passer-by (uncredited)
  • Brooke Campbell known as Passenger (uncredited)
  • Dave Colon known as Airline Traveler (uncredited)
  • Louise Devery known as Paramedic (uncredited)
  • Lars Engstrom known as Evangelist's Companion (uncredited)
  • Tanisha Grant known as Passenger (uncredited)
  • Donny Quinn known as Paramedic (uncredited)
  • David Rigby known as Bank Guard #2 (uncredited)
  • Ferelith Young known as Bank Teller (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Carol 'Ci Ci' Campbell known as key hair stylist
  • Annick Chartier known as make-up department head
  • Sandro Di Gioacchino known as hair stylist
  • Adrien Morot known as makeup effects supervisor
  • Ghislaine Sant known as hair stylist
  • Geordie Sheffer known as key hair stylist
  • Corey Welk known as additional assistant makeup artist: New Mexico

Art Department:

  • Jill Alexander known as on-set property
  • Alec Anderson known as construction coordinator
  • Mark Bankins known as on-set dresser
  • Julia Barraclough known as scenic artist
  • Jacques Bertrand known as painter
  • Josée Bolduc known as assistant props
  • Anthony Bourgouin known as scenic technician
  • Cecile Braemer known as art department coordinator
  • Brandon Cook known as set dresser
  • Brigitte Côté known as painter
  • Phyllis Detrich known as property master
  • Ariane Drapeau-Cloutier known as painter
  • Mark Alan Duran known as art director: New Mexico
  • Gary Eilar known as set dresser
  • Chloé Fortin known as assistant set decorator
  • Luc Gagnier known as scenic technician
  • Andre Gaudet known as painter
  • Odette Gauvreau known as chief painter
  • Lyn Gawron known as art department coordinator: New Mexico
  • Martine Giguère-Kazemirchuk known as assistant construction coordinator (as Martine Giguère)
  • Sophie Grenier known as graphic artist
  • Martin Handfield known as on-set property master
  • Mike J. Hanrahan known as set dresser
  • Virginia Hopkins known as painter
  • Reno Hébert known as scenic technician
  • Janice B. Jacobson known as laborer
  • Lynn A. Johanson known as key scenic
  • Paul Judges known as foreman construction
  • Abbey Katz known as graphic artist
  • Ester Kim known as set dresser: New Mexico
  • Dylan La Frenière known as greensman
  • Celeste M. Laforme known as painter
  • Raymond Larose known as set designer
  • Josie-Anne Lemieux known as second assistant art director
  • Victor Littlejohn known as set lead man
  • Nicolas Marsan known as scenic technician
  • Darcy McLeod known as chief carpenter
  • Edward McLoughlin known as set decorator: New Mexico
  • Nichole Miller known as construction coordinator: New Mexico
  • David Mongeau known as construction buyer
  • Cee Moravec known as assistant props
  • Roger Paquin known as greensman
  • Régis Pelletier known as painter
  • Brooke Peters known as set designer
  • Lise Pharand known as on set property master
  • Claude Rainville known as on-set property
  • Sarah Robinson known as scenics
  • Ginette Robitaille known as supervising set decorator
  • Stéphanie Robitaille known as scenic technician
  • Liv Selinger known as leadman
  • Vanessa Vassar known as assistant art director
  • Jerome Zurfluh known as set dresser

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Production Companies:

  • Fidélité Films
  • Akkord Film Produktion GmbH (co-production)
  • Christal Films (co-production)
  • M6 Films (co-production)
  • Wild Bunch (in association with)
  • Mr. Mudd (in association with)
  • Canal+ (participation)
  • TPS Star (participation)
  • Afterwards Productions

Other Companies:

  • Cohen & Gardner  production legal (as Cohen & Gardner)
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • No Stone Unturned Security & Investigative Services  set security (as Angels Security)
  • On Set Stunts  stunt services
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Visual Motion  camera trucks and trailers provided by

Distributors:

  • Eureka (2008) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • Mars Distribution (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Nikkatsu (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Preview (2008) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Quality Films (2008) (Mexico) (theatrical)
  • Seville Pictures (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Telepool (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Victory Productions (2008) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Atlantic Film (2010) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • CatchPlay (2009) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Sunfilm Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Sunfilm Entertainment (2010) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Teleview International (2010) (Lebanon) (all media)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • TriPictures (2010) (Spain) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Erwann Baudet known as digital effects artist
  • Alain Carsoux known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jean-Nicolas Costa known as digital artist
  • Séverine De Wever known as visual effects coordinator
  • Stephane Dittoo known as visual effects supervisor
  • Pierre Genin known as visual effects: 3D supervisor
  • Aurélien Grand known as retouch and restoration
  • Nicolas Kermel known as digital artist
  • Guillaume Le Gouez known as digital compositor
  • Elodie Ly Tri known as retouch and restoration
  • Joel Pinto known as digital compositor
  • Aurore Rousset known as animator
  • Christian Simon known as digital compositor
  • Jeremy Séguin known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • Canada 7 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Belgium 14 January 2009
  • France 14 January 2009
  • Switzerland 14 January 2009 (French speaking region)
  • USA 27 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Canada 2 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Poland 18 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 8 January 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 10 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden 31 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Taiwan 17 July 2010
  • Brazil 15 September 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 25 September 2010
  • Russia 13 January 2011
  • Kazakhstan 3 February 2011
  • Spain 25 November 2011

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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