"I need three criteria to make a film," de France said with a full smile. "To like the character, to work with great directors, and to love the story. When Dardenne or Eastwood call you, of course you say yes."
If the hereafter is anything like its filmic namesake, then it will turn out to be glacially slow, eternally boring, and pointless, with seemingly random plot lines aimlessly wandering about the ethereal landscape.
While Hereafter hinges on the comforting notion that there is, indeed, a hereafter, the way the film's three main characters grapple with the concept of death is something rarely seen in American films