Year: 2008
USA DVD: Weinstein Company
UK DVD: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Romain Duris, John Malkovich, Pascale Bussieres, Sara Waisglass, Reece Thompson, Bruno Verdoni, Joan Gregson
Director: Gilles Bourdos
Country: Canada, Germany, France
USA: 104 mins
UK: 103 mins
USA Rated: Unrated
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and distressing scenes of death
USA DVD Release Date: 27 October 2009
UK DVD Release Date: 5 July 2010


Starring Academy Award-nominee John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich, Con Air), Evangeline Lilly (TV’s Lost, The Hurt Locker) and Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Le Divorce), Afterwards is a gripping psychological thriller about a lost soul, the ruins of his life and a sinister stranger offering redemption, but at what cost?

Afterwards follows the story of Nathan (Duris), a successful New York attorney who leads a life of professional success and achievement. Although he excels in his work, he is haunted by his past as the survivor of a childhood near-death experience and an adult witness to his own child’s death. As a result of these crises, Nathan now suffers from a bad case of familial estrangement from his wife (Lilly) and little girl.

This routine continues, until he meets Doctor Kay, (Malkovich) who introduces himself as a ‘messenger’. Kay claims that he has the ability to know when people are about to die, with his purpose on earth to help individuals put their life in order before it's too late. Unimpressed by these claims, it is not until Nathan witnesses some disturbing scenes that the doctor’s story is confirmed.

There unravels a race against the clock as Nathan tries to put his life in order before it’s too late.