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Life in a Day (2011)

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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.
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What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? You get 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage, from 192 countries. Kevin Macdonald has taken this raw material, all shot on July 24, 2010, and created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, language and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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27 January 2011 (USA)  »

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La vida en un día  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$45,202 (USA) (29 July 2011)

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$247,215 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Man: I actually love my refrigerator. It's such a cool thing. It remains at one corner. It keeps its mouth shut. I love my refrigerator. Nothing else but my refrigerator!
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References Pac-Man (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes The Vegas Bride (The Wedding March)
Written by Richard Wagner (as Wagner)
Arranged by Boughtwood
Recorded by The Berner Street Choir
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Unbelievable
27 January 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Life in a Day is a remarkable, emotional and an inspiring film full of life.

The film is shot by hundreds of people, from around the world, who sent their own personal videos into YouTube to make this stunning picture.

It is hard to really review the film because of what it is about: life. The film captures life for anything on Earth, whether it be a human or an animal. Cultures, religions, ways of life and philosophies are all touched upon in this amazing piece of history. Never before has the entire world been seen in a film such as it has in this picture.

People from all over the world are captured living as they do normally. There is no Hollywood, there are no actors, no directors and no writers. This film is about people.

It is obviously very difficult to explain what life is and I am not going to do it. But this film does it and it does it in a way anybody could understand.

Life in a Day is awe-inspiring in the way it captures life on Earth without being sentimental. At the end of the film, there won't be a soul in the world that isn't touched.


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