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Cashback (2004)

 -  Short | Comedy | Drama  -  10 October 2004 (USA)
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Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?

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Old Lady
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Irene Bagach ...
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Kinvara Balfour ...
Shampoo Girl 1
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Hayley-Marie Coppin ...
Swedish Student
Daphne Guinness ...
Checkout Counter Woman
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Ben Willis is an art student who works the night shift several times a week at the Whitechapel Sainsbury's. He's clear about the arrangement: he trades his time for money - cashback, as he calls it. We meet his co-workers, Sharon, Barry, and Matt, and their supervisor, Jenkins. Ben's colleagues are good at wasting time, but Ben talks to us about how he makes his shift go faster: by imagining that time has stopped. We see this late-night world of drudgery through Ben's eyes, as time does indeed stop, and he can get out his sketch book. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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time | work | late night | sketch | money | See more »

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You give 8 hours...They give you money.

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£30,000 (estimated)
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The feature length version which includes the original short within its running time was already complete when it was announced that the short had been nominated for an Oscar. See more »

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Referenced in The Present (2010) See more »

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Written and Performed by Rick Astley (as R. Astley)
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watch the full length movie :)
16 July 2007 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

alright - i first watched the full length movie, and this prompted me to look up the original short movie. i was astonished to see the exact scenes from the full movie comprise this short length. initially i thought somehow these scenes were later integrated into the full length, but my thought is that the full length was probably already in post-production when someone decided to 'promote' the film by giving out this short version first (which is nothing bad).

it actually works as a short movie, but having seen the full one i cant really comment on it because it is like a trailer to the full movie - it has the essence of the main plot, but nothing more than a hint of the beautiful ideas and artwork of the full length movie.

i loved the full movie, watch it and probably you will like it too

10/10, which is how i vote for the full length movie :)

peace


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