Après la vie (Three: After life) (2003) is a Lucas Belvaux Film with his own script.
This is the final installment of a series Trilogy, which constitutes a melodrama preceded by One: On the run, a thriller and Two: An amazing couple, a comedy.
Belvaux referred in the DVD commentary that main idea behind "Trilogy" is that the main characters in a particular story are the secondary characters of others, in such sense the three films happen at the same time and share a series of common scenes and plot points, complementing each other, but also have their own perspective and style. The audience is left with piecing the films together, which Belvaux avoided, since editing the three films into one single narrative would have resulted in a very long film with no style of its own.
Police Inspector Pascal Manise walks into a bar where he gets morphine from Freddy, a former dealer of Jacquillat, a drug lord. A phone call interrupts the conversation but it is very brief. Manise gives the drugs...