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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 ...
Frozen Girl 1
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Swedish Student
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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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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Visszajáró pénz  »

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£30,000 (estimated)
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Some of the items checked out by Sharon at the beginning of the film include Kellogg's Corn Flakes, a 2-liter bottle of Coca Cola, dish washing detergent, and a package of Cadbury Mini Rolls. The box of Ritz Crackers is not checked out and is instead used to block the clock from her field of view. See more »

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Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
Written by Al Hoffman & Dick Manning
Performed by Michael Holliday
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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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