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Unmade Beds (2009)

The quirky story of Vera and Axl who both live in the same London warehouse but whose paths never cross until fate steps in.

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Cast

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Vera
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Axl
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X Ray Man
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Mike
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Anthony Hemmings
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Hannah
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Alejo
Lucy Tillett ...
Lucy
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Kevin
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Lucas
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Alice
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Bookshop customer
Florencia Braier ...
Girl with Spectacles
Yannis Tsitsovits ...
Young Man in the Pub
Johnny Lambe ...
Boy in Underwear
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Storyline

Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers as she tries to move on from heartbreak. Their stories come together in the melting-pot of 21st century London. Written by Anonymous

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When Vera goes to the cellar the camera follows her. At one point one door (saloon type) slams onto the camera, showing a bright flash. See more »

Quotes

Vera: What are you thinking about? You always hated when I asked that question. It's a tricky question you used to say. That it's an illusion to pretend that we can bridge the gap between your thoughts and mine. For you, every person is like a planet and two different planets can never become one. Two people together will always be: one plus one. I preferred to think of us as bubbles, because when they touch, they merge into one another like when two people make love. But now I know what you meant. ...
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Written and Performed by Michiel Huisman
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Much better than I first thought
11 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hated Unmade Beds at first because I did not recognize it. I have revised this review so many times already that I hope IMDb will allow just one more. I think I can get it right at last.

At first, this seemed like a bleak and depressing picture of young people: of random, meaningless sex, total aimlessness in life, and grating, obnoxious music. They seemed more old and worn-out than young, more dead than alive, and it made me very sad.

But then suddenly I saw that they are exactly like me when I was their age, and if this movie had been made in the East Village of New York City in 1967 instead of London more than 40 years later, I could easily have been in it; and not one word, not one scene, not the tiniest detail would have to change. This is EXACTLY what life was like then.

The life it shows looks bleak and pointless to older generations (that's me now), but under the surface it is a life of unbelievable, matchless discovery and productivity. At the time I seemed just as lost as the kids in this movie do, but I look back on the late 1960s as the most glorious time in the history of the world, a time of unprecedented beauty, change and innovation. I trust that the generation depicted so accurately in Unmade Beds will feel the same about their own youth 40 years from now.

I especially recommend this movie to old farts like me who hate it at first: that may be because it hits closer to home than you expected it to. Let it get under your skin and see what happens.


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