After the Waterfall

After the Waterfall

After the Waterfall

A New Zealand drama, based on the novel The Paraffin Child by UK author Stephen Blanchard. Set and shot in Piha, on Auckland's beautiful West Coast.

Still grieving three years after the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter, forest ranger John (Outrageous Fortune's Antony Starr) has separated from his wife Ana (Sally Stockwell). When Ana becomes pregnant to John's best friend – the policeman in charge of his missing daughter's case – tensions boil to the surface in the isolated community. This is the debut feature from writer-director Simone Horrocks.

2010Rating: M, contains violence, offensive language, drug use95 minsNew Zealand
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It could have been so much better.........

Thank god for Anthony Star or this film would have been a waste of time, I thought he was very good amongst some very poor acting. The story was far too slow and there is no real ending, it just seems to stop. I agree with a number of reviewers, there were far scenes in the film that were either pointless, went nowhere or didn't contribute anything to the...

1.0
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grrrrrr about the ending

in fact grrr grrr grrr about the script. A terrific premise, great surroundings and good performances but why was I sitting there rewriting the thing as I watched?

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Hauntingly beautiful

3.5/5 Great backdrop, and characters. Really enjoyed it

3.0
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Very Well Done!

I went along to this movie not really expecting much, or knowing much about it - and boy was I pleasantly surprised! It is such an interesting delve into the mind of a man who has lost his daughter, and portrays the effects of this beautifully. The cinematic effects are very clever, with moments where all the sound is cut off and morphed into a mind-numbing...

5.0
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100 word review

After the Waterfall is a movie about a dude (John, played by Anthony Starr) whose life slowly breaks apart after the disappearance of his daughter. Whether the daughter is alive or not is never the main aspect of the film. Instead, the focus is locked on the pain generated from faint hope and the dread of not knowing. Unfortunately, the message drags along...

2.0
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Dreary and disappointing

I agree that Anthony Starr is the only good thing in this film. Sally Stockwell is a good actor but her role didn't give her much to go with. An appalling piece of casting to cast who ever that guy was as the cop/friend (you find out they are best friends far too late for it to have any impact). His character is uninteresting and the actor seemed to have no...

1.0
0

What a Star

Anthony shows he can really really act and as everyone says holds this film together. Its the kind of film where you do a get a sense that you learn about how grief affects us mortals. Its a slow ride, sometimes with bits that lead nowhere, some patchy acting and script, but I'm still glad I saw it and hope we see more of Anthony on the big screen and...

3.0
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A Shame.

After sitting there watching what I thought was going to be a great movie, disappointed. Yes there was some great appearances, Anthony Star at his usual level of talent. I do feel he seemed somewhat constrained with the characters script, almost holding him back. There was also a few scenes that shouldn't have made it past the editing room. The story it...

2.0
0

Well executed look at how the loss of a child affects a family

This very professionally executed film takes a very intimate look at how the loss of a child destroys a man's relationship, and the long process of healing that follows. The subject matter is not uplifting, and so the film is not for everyone, but it is a thoughtful and believable exploration of the situation with solid performances from the actors.

3.0
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It could have been so much better.........

Thank god for Anthony Star or this film would have been a waste of time, I thought he was very good amongst some very poor acting. The story was far too slow and there is no real ending, it just seems to stop. I agree with a number of reviewers, there were far scenes in the film that were either pointless, went nowhere or didn't contribute anything to the...

1.0
0

grrrrrr about the ending

in fact grrr grrr grrr about the script. A terrific premise, great surroundings and good performances but why was I sitting there rewriting the thing as I watched?

0

Hauntingly beautiful

3.5/5 Great backdrop, and characters. Really enjoyed it

3.0
0

Very Well Done!

I went along to this movie not really expecting much, or knowing much about it - and boy was I pleasantly surprised! It is such an interesting delve into the mind of a man who has lost his daughter, and portrays the effects of this beautifully. The cinematic effects are very clever, with moments where all the sound is cut off and morphed into a...

5.0
0

100 word review

After the Waterfall is a movie about a dude (John, played by Anthony Starr) whose life slowly breaks apart after the disappearance of his daughter. Whether the daughter is alive or not is never the main aspect of the film. Instead, the focus is locked on the pain generated from faint hope and the dread of not knowing. Unfortunately, the message drags...

2.0
0

Dreary and disappointing

I agree that Anthony Starr is the only good thing in this film. Sally Stockwell is a good actor but her role didn't give her much to go with. An appalling piece of casting to cast who ever that guy was as the cop/friend (you find out they are best friends far too late for it to have any impact). His character is uninteresting and the actor seemed to have...

1.0
0

What a Star

Anthony shows he can really really act and as everyone says holds this film together. Its the kind of film where you do a get a sense that you learn about how grief affects us mortals. Its a slow ride, sometimes with bits that lead nowhere, some patchy acting and script, but I'm still glad I saw it and hope we see more of Anthony on the big screen and...

3.0
0

A Shame.

After sitting there watching what I thought was going to be a great movie, disappointed. Yes there was some great appearances, Anthony Star at his usual level of talent. I do feel he seemed somewhat constrained with the characters script, almost holding him back. There was also a few scenes that shouldn't have made it past the editing room. The story it...

2.0
0

Well executed look at how the loss of a child affects a family

This very professionally executed film takes a very intimate look at how the loss of a child destroys a man's relationship, and the long process of healing that follows. The subject matter is not uplifting, and so the film is not for everyone, but it is a thoughtful and believable exploration of the situation with solid performances from the actors.

3.0
0