The Here After (2015)
Wednesday 1st June 2016
Selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes International Film Festival, director Magnus Von Horn's debut feature The Here After, released on DVD by Soda Pictures on 4th July 2016, is a powerful art house drama focusing on whether it is possible to return to a small community after committing the worst crime of all.
When John (Swedish pop star Ulrik Munther in an impressive debut role) returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However in the local community, his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven.
John's presence brings out the worst in everyone around him and a lynch-mob atmosphere slowly takes shape. Feeling abandoned by his former friends and the people he loves, John loses hope and the same aggressions that previously sent him to prison start building up again.
Unable to leave the past behind, he decides to confront it...
- Two short films by director Magnus von Horn: Echo (2009), Without Snow (2011)