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Afterwards

French promotional poster
Directed by Gilles Bourdos
Produced by Olivier Delbosc
Christian Gagné
Christian Larouche
Marc Missonnier
Written by Screenplay:
Gilles Bourdos
Michel Spinosa
Novel:
Guillaume Musso
Starring Romain Duris
John Malkovich
Evangeline Lilly
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Pin Bing Lee
Editing by Valérie Deseine
Distributed by Seville Pictures
Release date(s) Belgium, France:
January 14, 2009
Running time 107 minutes
Country Canada
France
Language English
Budget C$10 million

Afterwards (French: Et après) is a 2009 French-Canadian psychological thriller film directed by Gilles Bourdos and starring Romain Duris, John Malkovich and Evangeline Lilly. Based on Guillaume Musso's novel Et après..., the story tells of a workaholic lawyer who is told by a self-proclaimed visionary that he must try to prevent his imminent death. The film was shot in New York City, Montreal and various New Mexico locations over June–July 2007, and had a French release in January 2009.

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Plot

Nathan Del Amico (Duris) is a career-driven New York lawyer who has neglected his wife (Lilly) and daughter as a result of his professional success and increasing obsession with his work. He meets Joseph Kay (Malkovich), a doctor who claims that he can foresee other people's deaths, and that he is a "messenger" sent to help Nathan put his life in order before he dies.[1]

Cast

Production

Gilles Bourdos and Michel Spinosa wrote Afterwards as a film adaptation of Guillaume Musso's French novel Et après....[1] The film, a C$10 million co-production between Canada's Christal Films Productions and France's Fidélité Films, was filmed over six weeks in New York, Quebec and New Mexico.[3] Filming in Manhattan commenced on June 4, 2007.[2] Production moved to New Mexico from June 15–19, where scenes were shot at various locations in Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Jemez Springs and Tularosa.[6] Filming resumed in Montreal on July 7 and lasted for approximately 25 days;[2] the city was chosen as a filming location for its tax deduction incentives and the ease in "mak[ing] Montreal look like anywhere in the world".[3] Though writer/director Bourdos is French, as is Musso's adapted novel and co-financier Christal Films Productions, Afterwards was shot entirely in English.[3]

Release

The film had its world premiere on September 7, 2008 at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, looking for a U.S. distribution buyer.[1] It was theatrically released by Mars Distribution on January 14, 2009 in France and Belgium,[7] earning US$159,500 from 250 screens on its opening weekend in France.[8] It went on to gross $1.1 million in its first week and ranked fifth in the Paris area.[9]

Seville Pictures has bought the rights to the film's Canadian distribution from Christal Films,[10] which also produced the film and provided 30% of finances.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Bailey, Cameron (September 2008). "Afterwards". Toronto International Film Festival. http://www.tiff08.ca/filmsandschedules/films/afterwards. Retrieved October 19, 2008.  
  2. ^ a b c d Armstrong-Boileau, Julie (April 13, 2007). "John Malkovich, Evangeline Lilly and Romain Duris shooting Afterwards in Canada this summer". CNW Group. http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2007/13/c5014.html. Retrieved October 19, 2008.  
  3. ^ a b c d e Bailey, Patricia (May 14, 2007). "Malkovich, Lilly set for Afterwards". Playback. http://www.playbackonline.ca/articles/magazine/20070514/afterwards.html. Retrieved October 19, 2008.  
  4. ^ Aftab, Kaleem (July 6, 2007). "Interview: Actor Romain Duris, the sultan of suave". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/film-and-tv/features/interview-actor-romain-duris-the-sultan-of-suave-456062.html. Retrieved October 19, 2008.  
  5. ^ Nash, Steve (August 1, 2007). "Reece Thompson: Definitely Funnier than Rocket Science". The 213 Magazine. http://www.the213.net/php/article.php?id=644. Retrieved November 23, 2008.  
  6. ^ New Mexico Film Office (May 2007). "Governor Bill Richardson Announces Afterwards to be filmed in New Mexico". Press release. http://www.nmfilm.com/article.php?id=1245&title=Governor+Bill+Richardson+Announces+Afterwards+to+be+filmed+in+New+Mexico. Retrieved October 19, 2008.  
  7. ^ Besserglik, Bernard (January 16, 2009). ""Afterwards" abounds in mysticism, lacks punch". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSTRE50F1CE20090116. Retrieved January 26, 2009.  
  8. ^ Thomas, Archie (January 16, 2009). "'Slumdog' aims to be top dog in U.K.". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117998678.html?categoryid=19&cs=1. Retrieved January 26, 2009.  
  9. ^ Segers, Frank (January 18, 2009). "'Seven Pounds' tops overseas boxoffice". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/world/news/e3i4edf08b57868094d0420447f7eb06a25?pn=2. Retrieved January 26, 2009.  
  10. ^ Jaafar, Ali (January 27, 2009). "E1 Films receives 'An Education'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=festivals&jump=story&id=2470&articleid=VR1117999123&cs=1. Retrieved January 28, 2009.  

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Afterwards
by Clark Ashton Smith

There is a silence in the world
Since we have said farewell;
And beauty with an alien speech
An alien tale would tell.

There is a silence in the world,
Which is not peace nor quiet:
Ever I seek to flee therefrom,
And walk the ways of riot.

But when I hear the music moan
In rooms of thronging laughter,
A tongueless demon drives me forth,
And silence follows after.


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