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After the Fall (film)

After the Fall, originally titled Things People Do, is a 2014 American drama film directed by Saar Klein and starring Wes Bentley, Jason Issacs, and Vinessa Shaw.[1] The film had its premiere in the Panorama section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] The film had its premiere in theaters and VOD on December 12, 2014.[1] The film received negative reviews.

After the Fall
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Film poster
Directed bySaar Klein
Written bySaar Klein
Joe Conway
StarringWes Bentley
Jason Issacs
Vinessa Shaw
Music byMarc Streitenfeld
CinematographyMatthias Koenigswieser
Edited byHank Corwin
Saar Klein
Release date
  • February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09) (Berlin)
  • December 12, 2014 (2014-12-12) (US)
CountryUnited States



The film received generally negative reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 36% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 14 reviews. Robert Abele wrote in the Los Angeles Times that "the basic story’s narrative and psychological simplicity ... becomes an increasing burden."[3] Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times "After the Fall belongs to a type of movie that is too lazy to connect the dots and fill in the blanks between its supposedly teachable moments."[4] However Stephen Dalton writing in the Hollywood Reporter says that film, "has much to recommend, including gorgeous New Mexico landscapes, sumptuous digital cinematography and -- as we might expect from Klein -- virtuoso editing"[5]


  1. ^ a b Dave McNary. "Entertainment One Buys Wes Bentley's 'After the Fall' for U.S." Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Panorama 2014: First Films". berlinale. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Review: 'After the Fall' drifts by on a 'Breaking Bad' motif". Los Angeles Times. December 21, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (December 11, 2014). "Goody-Two-Shoes Loses His Footing". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Things People Do: Berlin Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 17, 2019.

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