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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Based on the true story of two Czech soldiers sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1941. SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich was the Reich's number three and main architect for the 'Final Solution'.
When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. Written by
Winnie Li===Corrected by Kate
The book Ben can be seen reading after realizing that he is suffering from insomnia is 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. See more »
At the end of the freezed supermarket scene, when Ben pulls down the woman's top she moves her left arm away from her body. See more »
It take approximately 500 lbs to crush a human skull. But the human emotion is a much more delicate thing. Take Suzy, my first real girl friend. My first real break-up, happening right in front of me. I never thought it was going to be similar to a car crash. I've slammed the breaks, and I'm skidding toward an emotional impact. So, is this all my fault? Me, Ben Willis. It's funny what goes through your mind at a time like this. The two and a half years we spent together. The ...
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Set It Off
Taken from the album "The Teaches of Peaches"
Written, Produced and Performed by Peaches
Published by PeachesRocks Live, Inc (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music Publishing and Copyright 2002 XL Recordings Ltd
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Well written, well acted, well shot, interesting plot, thoughtful, and several beautiful women in various stages of dress; what more could a man want from a serious film.
I enjoyed this film overall about a coming of age. There were enough laughs to call this a comedy, but it was more than just that. I found Ben's "powers" to be interesting without suspending too much reality. I thought that the acting by Sean Biggerstaff to be very good. Nice to see him stepping out of Harry Potter and do well. The cast was very solid.
Overall, a good solid B- for this flick.
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