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  • Actors Dominique Blanc and Gilbert Melki embrace, his back to the camera.
  • Close-up of actor Gilbert Melki kissing Dominique Blanc's forehead.

Lucas Belvaux’s
AFTER THE LIFE

4:40

Tuesday, April 23

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(2002) “The camera's close-in, the performances committed and tremendously raw in this most emotive segment of the series. Thus far we know in outline that Blanc's Agnès secretly relies on morphine to get her through life as a teacher. Here's the in-depth chronicle of her relationship with police detective husband Pascal (Melki), whose towering devotion extends to keeping her steadily supplied. His connection is the local drugs baron, pressurizing Pascal to take out escaped terrorist Bruno (Belvaux). Until then, no more white powder. Pascal's moral quandary is that he's not corrupt enough to kill a man, but his refusal is tearing his wife apart before his eyes. Blanc delivers one of the screen's most powerful portraits of addiction, while careworn Melki compels as a man buckling under the heavy price of redemption.” – Time Out. 35mm. Approx. 124 min.

Part of Lucas Belvaux’s Trilogy.

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