Afterwards
Afterwards Director: Gilles Bourdos


Nathan was only eight years old when he had a near-death experience while trying to save the life of a little girl. For a brief moment young Nathan was clinically dead. Then, miraculously, he returned to life. Years later, Nathan is a successful New York corporate lawyer. Devastated by the painful circumstances of his divorce, he has barricaded himself behind his work, far from his daughter and his ex-wife Claire. Then the mysterious Doctor Kay enters his life. Enigmatic, intense, insistent, Kay claims that he is able to foresee imminent death for certain people with clarity and precision. What would you do if a stranger walked into your life and informed you that you were soon to die?

"Sometimes, simply the presence of John Malkovich onscreen is enough to unsettle. His mastery of surprising rhythms and the unnerving power of suspense have produced memorable performances for decades. In AFTERWARDS, director Gilles Bourdos deploys the Malkovich sensation to tremendous effect. This is a stylish thriller with a sting."

Cameron Bailey, Toronto Film Festival


Festivals and awards: Toronto
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Programme: Panorama

Country: France, Canada, Germany
Year: 2008
Length: 107
Language: English, French
Producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
Screenplay: Michel Spinosa, Gilles Bourdos
Director: Gilles Bourdos
Cinematography: Mark Ping Bing Lee
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Editor: Valérie Deseine

Cast: Romain Duris, John Malkovich, Evangeline Lilly, Pascale Bussieres, Reece Thompson

Producer: Fidélité Films/Christal Films Productions/ Akkord Film Produktion GmbH


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Gilles Bourdos

Gilles Bourdos (b. 1963, Nice, France) is a writer, director and producer. He has written several short films and three features. His latest fiction feature AFTERWARDS premiered at this year's Toronto film festival.

Disparus (1998), Inquiétudes 82003), Afterwards (2008)


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