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After the Dark (2013)

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At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

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When the last day of school comes for a group of students in a philosophy class, their instructor, Mr. Zimit, challenges them to different sorts of exercises that take place in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world. While there, they each get chosen professions and have to decide whether who is valuable or not because the bunker they will be staying in for a year has only enough oxygen for 10 people. Mr. Zimit challenges them in different rounds to see how they could survive. Issues arise when they notice Mr. Zimit is disruptive to the game. Written by James Hake

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What if you had to die to survive. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some violence, sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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10 October 2013 (Russia)  »

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After the Dark  »

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The play that the students perform in the bunker during the third iteration is William Shakespeare's 'Othello'. The movie shows an excerpt of three lines from Act 5, Scene 2, in which Desdemona dies at the hands of her estranged husband Othello after he has been tricked by his advisor Iago into believing that she's an adulteress. See more »

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In the bunker where they lock the teacher behind, he dies from radiation poisoning. He is then later eaten by predatory dogs/wolves.

Any creature large enough to feed on a human would have also died from the exact same radiation poisoning long before it ever got the chance to eat his body.

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Toby: Junk the ancient rules of thought / by which our predecessors fought / Their clashing minds did throw a spark / that scorched the world and wreaked the dark / Let no science fix our path / if only numbers make its math / Our brains will run, we'll surely see, / on some sweeter philosophy / Until beneath a quiet sky / atop the rubble we will stand / and finally demystify / the message in fate's reprimand / Even an atomic blast / can't rub the future from the past / If with incinerated grace / we...
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"James's poem to Petra by Rhys Wakefield and Sophie Lowe" See more »

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Les Barricades Mysterieuses
Traditional
Arranged by Gregory Coleman
Performed by Gregory Coleman
Published by Gregory Coleman
[Courtesy of Semper Legarus]
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Makes a nose dive in the 2nd half
26 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The beginning is interesting, I would say until the second half. Nothing wildly exciting, has some nice little twist in there but very minimal. It is shot in a dreamy kind of atmosphere. For some completely non-constructive and no where plot related reason the class is in Jakarta (pronounced Yanky style Djakardda) and you can tell this by the teak hardwood furniture and the crickets in the back (duh). The second half is hopeless. All the close ups of clearasil clean pouts, island shots and fuzzy broken sunlight (a lot if it) can't disguise the mouth-breathy throaty delivered "philosophy" to be no more than pretentious romanticism. The ending is a joke. Or maybe it is 'so deep' we all didn't get it. I give it a 5 for the first half.


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