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Cashback (2004)

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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Cast overview:
Michael Lambourne ...
Hatti Riemer ...
Old Lady
Frank Hesketh ...
Young Ben
Irene Bagach ...
Frozen Girl 1
Christine Fuller ...
Frozen Girl 2
Deer Girl
Kinvara Balfour ...
Shampoo Girl 1
Shampoo Girl 2 (as Cherie Nichole Bradley)
Hayley-Marie Coppin ...
Swedish Student
Daphne Guinness ...
Checkout Counter Woman


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Short | Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

10 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Visszajáró pénz  »


Box Office


£30,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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There was no budget for wardrobe so the main cast borrowed uniforms from the store and shoppers wore their own clothes. See more »


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Performed by Grand Avenue
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Atmospheric short film
2 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

For such a short film (15 minutes), 'Cashback' offered quite a lot.

It is about staff who work the night shift at a supermarket and the stuff they get up to. Then we see what Ben's imagination is to pass time.

There are a few laughs and all the cast do a very good job. The short film is extremely well made and does have a message. The atmosphere builds up as it goes on so it really draws you in.

At 15 minutes, you don't have much to lose, just give it a try. I enjoyed it but I don't think I saw enough to make me want to watch the full length version which was released two years later.

Don't watch if full frontal nudity will offend you.


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