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After us, the rest of the world

Drama 2022 Das Erste
Photo: Konstantin Kröning

Once again, 16-year-old Jonas (Julias Gause) starts a new school and, as always, he has no intention of being anybody’s darling. Jonas has muscular dystrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and knows that he will die sooner rather than later from this incurable and progressive disease. His mother Alma (Anneke Kim Sarnau), who raises Jonas alone and would rather take a second job than forego therapy for him, is determined to delay his deterioration. She has placed Jonas with Dr. Wildenhahn (Sophie von Kessel), an authority on Duchenne disease. The doctor manages to be taken seriously by Jonas, that is until he gets to know Emily (Lina Hüesker), Marianne Wildenhahn's daughter, who goes to his class. Emily has a massively low  academic grade, which she hides from her mother because of the doctor’s high standards. Emily falls in love with Jonas, and her sincere affection gives him the courage to love her back. But Marianne fears her unstable daughter might be overwhelmed by a relationship with a terminally ill person. Alma, in turn, feels that Jonas is beyond her control and slipping away. Both want only the best for their child, and each tries to stop the love of the two teenagers because they cannot accept that Emily and Jonas may know what is best.


Filmfest München Bernd Burgemeister Fernsehpreis nominated

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer
Commissioning Editor
Monika Denisch
Franziska Buch
Franziska Buch
Director of Photography
Konstantin Kröning
Anneke Kim Sarnau, Sophie von Kessel, Julius Gause, Lina Hüesker, Florian Stetter, Anton Petzold uvm.
Line Producer
Unit Production Manager
Andreas Berndt
Set Design
Matthias Kammermeier
Costume Design
Tina Keimel-Sorge
Amelie Hartwig und Georg Korpas
Martina Eisenreich
Benjamin Hembus

Executive Producers

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