John was a child when he committed a violent crime. And he is still a child when, two years later, having served his sentence in a juvenile offenders unit, he returns to his Swedish small town.
He is ready to move on with his life, but the close-knit rural community is not about to forgive him; the quiet, decent townspeople start to look worryingly like a lynch mob. Can John keep his anger in check this time? Directed by Magnus von Horn (Sweden, 2015).
“The Here After self-consciously draws on the visual grammar of classic, serious-minded, Euro-Scandi auteur cinema.”—The Hollywood Reporter
“Ulrik Munther is particularly well cast: his sharp-boned beauty is both childlike and cruel, and his sulky passivity belies the pressure cooker of inarticulate rage within.”—The Guardian
About the director
Magnus von Horn is a Swedish director and screenwriter. He studied directing at the Polish International Film School in Lódz from 2009 to 2013.
His first feature film The Here After (Efterskalv) (2015) received the Guldbagge Award for best film, best director and also best actor in a supporting role (Mats Blomgren) in 2016.
New Nordic Cinema
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
102 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.