A character drama from South Africa set in the apartheid era, After the Rain focuses on Steph (Paul Bettany), an Afrikaner soldier with more than his share of emotional problems. His girlfriend (Louise Lombard) is close friends with Joseph (Ariyon Bakare), and when Steph returns home one day to find the two in bed together, he immediately thinks the worst (even though their relationship is entirely platonic). Steph ties the two up, and forces them to listen to his hateful invective for the rest of the evening. After the Rain was written and directed by Ross Kettle, whose screenplay was adapted from his own play, +Soweto’s Burning. —Mark Deming, Rovi
One gets the feeling that this was more powerful as a play (Soweto's Burning),focusing on the characters as they cope with living in apartheid South Africa. I just found the interracial friendship not quite believable,maybe due to the performances.However,Paul Bettany was great as the tormented soldier.