After the Dark

After the Dark

DVD - 2014
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After The Dark is set at an international school in Jakarta, where a philosophy teacher (James D'Arcy) challenges his class of twenty students to a final thought experiment. Faced with an impending nuclear apocalypse, they must determine which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race. The decision quickly becomes deadly as each in the group turns against each other in a desperate fight for survival that blurs the lines between theory and reality.
Publisher: Toronto : Phase 4 Films, c2014.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Inkberry007
Nov 03, 2016

Not a good movie. Too many holes without description.
I understood the concept but it lacks thought.

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21221018293347
Sep 26, 2016

A very interesting philosophy class. Yes, it is a classroom situation in which students must make the decision who to keep in a bunker for 1 year after an atomic blast. The story is based on who is chosen and why, but based on minimal information provided by the teacher. With each situation a little more information is provided by the teacher. Surprisingly good movie; intelligent, thought provoking, with varying insights into human nature.

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Latin_Thinker
Aug 15, 2016

One of the worst movies i've seen in quite some time. The main character Petra is enough to invoke fits of disgust and emesis with her hypocrisy and arrogance. The description on the box is misleading; this is basically nothing more than a thought experiment brought to artistic life, one which contradicts itself at the end of the movie. There aren't enough negative words to describe this epic failure of a film.

teddypawz Nov 13, 2014

Although the description has left out a few key details, the premise of the story is very interesting. Different from the usual love story or gruesome killing movies.

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miriam666
Sep 30, 2014

This is a classroom hypothetical exercise about "philosophy" in which the students and teacher discuss choosing people to survive in a bunker. No actual disasters except the movie itself.

Shallow. Self-absorbed, but the mostly superficial treatment of philosophical issues bothers me most. Some continuity errors (dog eats and drags body, body reappears later in original position). The logic errors are worse though.

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hammer59
Aug 08, 2014

This is the rare film that is creative and intelligent. The performances of these young brilliant actors is really impressive, and the story line is original. The description states that the students turn against each other, but that is hardly the case.

This is a well made film dealing with human nature and relationships. If you have an open mind you just might enjoy this film.

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darlenestrom
Jul 20, 2014

I, on the other hand, thought that this was one of the best movies I ever seen. Loved it. Any criticism would be that the last 'reality' bit at the end was unnecessary and well ... illogical! I have instinctively always fell the necessity of logic and reason. But this film shows that individual perception alters how logic and reason are applied. So logic and reason are necessary only to take us to that point where what is beyond the human mind can then take over .... if that makes any sense.

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john_doh17
Apr 22, 2014

The description is way off. There are only hypothetical disasters in a philosophy class, and we see how they would act if it were really happening. A few interesting looks at logic, but fails on a number of levels (it seems a bit shallow, and overly saccarine when the best student makes the picks herself). There is one scene where a dog is eating a body of someone killed by radiation. It doesn't make sense the dog wouldn't have died as well.

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