The Day After ( The Day After Tomorrow ) is an American disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich , released in 2004 .
The paleoclimatologist Jack Hall ( Dennis Quaid ) and his two colleagues performed a routine scientific mission in Antarctica: the drilling of ice cores. However, the ice shelf is suddenly detached from the rest of the continent.
Major climatic disturbances occur on the planet: three RAF helicopters , trapped in the eye of a cyclone , fall down because the temperature monstrously icy (-150 ° F or -101 ° C, knowing that the record of the world is -93 ° C) froze their rotors as well as the fuel. At the same time, huge hailstones hit Tokyo , huge tornadoes destroy Los Angeles and New York is drowned under the waters that eventually freeze to turn the city into a gigantic pack ice.
It is also the story of a father ( Dennis Quaid ) who will fetch his son, Sam, stuck with a group of survivors in the New York City Library that is buried under the ice.
Unless otherwise stated or supplemented, the information mentioned in this section can be confirmed by the IMDb database .
- French title: Le Jour d’après
- Original title: The Day After Tomorrow
- Director: Roland Emmerich
- Scenario: Roland Emmerich and Jeffrey Nachmanoff , based on The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber
- Photography: Ueli Steiger
- Editing: David Brenner
- Music: Harald Kloser
- Production: Roland Emmerich and Mark Gordon
- Production Companies: 20th Century Fox , Centropolis Entertainment , Lions Gate Film and Mark Gordon Productions
- Distribution Company: Twentieth Century Fox
- Budget: $ 125,000,000 (estimate)
- Country of origin: United States
- Original languages: English , French , Japanese , Arabic
- Genre: Catastrophe , science fiction
- Duration: 124 minutes
- Release dates:
- France :
- United States :
- Classification :
- United States :PG-13 ” Rated PG-13 for intense situations of peril “
- France : all audiences at the cinema
- Dennis Quaid (VF: Bernard Lanneau ) : P r . Jack Hall
- Jake Gyllenhaal (VF: Patrick Mancini ) : Sam Hall
- Ian Holm (VF: Marc Cassot ) : Terry Rapson
- Emmy Rossum (VF: Caroline Victoria ) : Laura Chapman
- Sela Ward (VF: Caroline Jacquin ) : D r . Lucy Hall
- Dash Mihok (VF: Jean-Francois Vlerick ) : Jason Evans
- Jay O. Sanders (VF: Patrick Messe ) : Frank Harris
- Austin Nichols (VF: Axel Kiener ) : JD
- Arjay Smith ( Frantz Confiac ) : Brian Parks
- Tamlyn Tomita ( YF : Yumi Fujimori ) : Janet Tokada
- Perry King (VF: François Jaubert ) : President Blake
- Kenneth Welsh (VF: Georges Claisse ) : Vice President Raymond Becker / President Raymond Becker
- Nestor Serrano (VF: Jean-Jacques Nervest) : Gomez
- Kwasi Songui (VF: Thierry Desroses ) : NY policeman
- Richard McMillan (VF: Jean-Yves Chatelais ) : Dennis
- Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais : Cecil
- Sources and legend : French version (VF) on Voxofilm 1
The scenario is partly based on the book by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber The Great Climate Disruption ( The Coming Global Superstorm ) published in 1999. This is a “high case” about the effects of global warming . The Pentagonproduced a report on the same model, intended to “think the most catastrophic hypothesis, in order to give itself the means to face it”, but gave up the broadcast because it was regularly taken for cash by the press.
Distribution of roles
The choice of actors for certain roles such as that of the President of the United States and his Vice President is based on the similarity between the known personality and the actor embodying him: thus Perry King , who embodies the President of the United States , looks like Al Gore , a hapless candidate for the same presidency in 2000, who then distinguished himself by his fight against global warming . There is also a physical resemblance between actor Kenneth Welsh (Vice President Becker) and Dick Cheney (Vice President George W. Bush ) 2 .
The film was shot partly in Montreal .
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
|Composer||Harald Kloser , Thomas Wanker|
The music of the film is composed by Harald Kloser , assisted by Thomas Wanker . Blake Neely also composed some additional music. In the film, we can also hear the song Reise, Reise of the band Rammstein . The credits in French version are interpreted by Chimène Badi 4 .
- List of titles
- The Day After Tomorrow – 3:27
- Tornado Warning – 2:00
- Sat! – 1:18
- Tidal Wave – 3:14
- Body Heat – 1:50
- Russian Ghost Ship – 1:24
- Hall’s Plan – 0:53
- Rio Grande – 1:11
- Bedtime Story – 2:03
- Blizzard – 2:18
- Superfreeze – 3:04
- Cutting the Rope – 3:29
- Because of You – 2:29
- President’s Speech – 4:20
- The Human Spirit – 3:36
- Burning Books – 1:42
Around the film
seesections “Trivia”, “Other Details”, “Did you know? “,” Quotations “,” Around … “, etc. , may be inappropriate in articles (April 2016) .
- A conversion error in the French version: in the 41 st minute, after three helicopters of the British Royal Air Force crashed because their kerosene suddenly froze, we are taught in the French version of the film that kerosene – whose melting point is -48 to -26 ° C 5 – freezes at -65 ° C . But that’s not what the original American version says. Indeed, in this one, it says ” negative one hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit ” , that is to say -150 ° F. The conversion formulas between the two temperature units are well known. To convert degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius , the formula is [° C] = ([° F] – 32) × 5/9 6 , which gives -150 ° F : (-150 – 32) × 5/9 = -101.1 ° C . The French translator has obviously forgotten the sign – from -150 during the calculation ( (150 – 32) × 5/9 = 65.3 ° C ) to then add it to the final result, and thus obtain this -65 ° C .
- The animated series South Park parodies the film in episode 908 (season 9) Two days before the day after tomorrow .
Notes and references
- ↑ “French dubbing sheet of the film” [ archive ] on Voxofilm , accessed March 22, 2015
- ↑ (en) Bonus DVD of the movie The Day After – Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Mark Gordon
- ↑ (in) ” Harald Kloser – The Day after Tomorrow “ [ archive ] , on AllMusic (accessed on April 3, 2016 )
- ↑ Chimene Badi The Day After on Discogs [ archive ]
- ↑ See F # conversions with other units