The Here After

Release date: 09-10-2015
Director: Magnus von Horn
written & directed by Magnus von Horn script doctoring Andrzej Mellin director od photography Łukasz Żal production design by Jagna Dobesz, Henrik Ryhlander costume design by Anna-Karin Cameron make-up by Sari Nuttunen sound by Michał Robaczewski edited by Agnieszka Glińska artistic supervision by Marcin Wrona production managers Ronny Fritsche, Halszka Bukowska, Agnieszka Wasiak line producers Mariusz Włodarski, Elin Jonsson producers Mariusz Włodarski, Madeleine Ekman co-producers Jessica Ask, Sophie Erbs supporting producers Ewa Puszczyńska, Piotr Dzięcioł, Tom Dercourt produced by Lava Films, Zentropa International Sweden co-produced by Cinema Defacto, Film I Väst, Opus Film co-financed by Svenska Filminstitutet, the Polish Film Institute, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Eurimages, SVT distributed by Gutek Film
 
cast Ulrik Munther (John), Mats Blomgren (Martin), Alexander Nordgren (Filip), Wiesław Komasa (grandfather), Loa Ek (Malin), Ellen Jelinek (Bea), Oliver Heilmann (Kim), Felix Göransson (Hampus), Inger Nilsson (rektor), Sven Ahlström (ojciec Kima), Cecilia Wilhelmsson (sport teacher), Rasmus Lindgren (Robert), Jan-Erik Olsson (Erik), Pia Edlund (Sickan), Stefan Cronwall (farmer)
colour, 98′
Poland, Sweden, France 2015

 

17-year-old John is released from the juvenile detention centre where he was serving time for the murder of his girlfriend. He returns home to his father, hoping for a second chance. But when he accidentally runs into the mother of the girl he had killed, it becomes impossible to ignore the fact that his crime remains vivid and painful for the local community. John’s presence becomes controversial; a lynch seems to be looming. Feeling abandoned by the people he loves, John loses all hope. The aggression that once ended in murder begins to build up again. Unable to deal with his past, John decides to confront it, and realizes that help can come from where he least expects it.