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Movie Review: After the Life (Trilogy, Part 3)

Alternate Title: Vive La Codependency

Story: Director/actor Lucas Belvaux claims it does not matter in what order these films are seen. I am not so sure about that but I will accede to his beliefs since he did write the films.

This last in the series filled in many of the blanks and unanswered questions from the previous two films. It even raised some issuesthat I had not questioned in the other two films.

Part three focus' on the police officer and his drug addicted wife. What he does for love corrupts and degrades both parties. He becomes her supplier and ends up working with the dregs of the earth on the other side of the law.

This film is the only one that I don't think is strong enough to stand on its own. If you are willing to see all three films I think you will be richer for the experience.

Acting: Even thought I hated her character, Dominique Blanc was terrific as the drug addicted wife of the dead pan police officer played by Gilbert Melki.

Predilection: I was committed to seeing all three films in this trilogy.

Critters: A barking dog (off scene).

Food: The French Republic should be enraged at this film's cuisine. All we saw was one frozen pizza and some champagne.

Blatant Product Placement: None.

Soundtrack: Understated.

Theater Audience: A Spartan bunch of trilogy fans.

Sappy Factor: 0

Quirky Meter: 0

Squirm Scale: 0

Predictability Level: Having seen the other two films it was hard not to know what to expect and yet I did have a few surprises thrown at me.

Tissue Usage: 0

Oscar Worthy: No.

Nit Picking: The film was too long.

Big Screen or Rental: As I said before -- rent all three and make an evening out of it.

Length: A bit over two hours.