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Life in a Day --  	A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.
Life in a Day -- A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.

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2 June 2011 (Russia) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Hiroaki Aikawa ... Himself

Cindy Baer ... Herself
Teagan Bentley ... Herself
Ester Brym ... Herself (as Ester Brym Ortiz Guillen)
Cristina Bocchialini ... Herself
Jesse Brisendine ... Himself
Andrea Cunningham ... Herself
Shir Decker ... Himself
Jaap Dijkstra ... Himself
Ayman El Gazwy ... Himself
Boris Grishkevich ... Himself
Arsen Grigoryan ... Himself
Jennifer M. Howd ... Herself
Christopher Brian Heerdt ... Himself
Jane Haubrich ... Herself
David Jacques ... Himself
Brisendine Jesse ... Himself
Ranja Kamal ... Herself
Amelie Sara Kukucska ... Herself
Bob Liginski Jr. ... Himself
Catherine Liginski ... Herself
Cec Marquez ... Himself
Jack C. Marquez ... Himself

Kathleen Meyer ... Herself
Shahin Najafipour ... Himself
Fredeik Boje Mortensen ... Himself
Lilit Movsisyan ... Herself

Moica ... Herself (as Mojca Brecelj)
Ashley O'Dell ... Herself (as Ashley Meeks)
Emmanuelle Pickett ... Herself
Ian Service ... Himself

Drake Shannon ... Himself

Caryn Waechter ... Herself
Ildikó Zöldi ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corey Browne ... Evan
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Directed by
Kevin Macdonald 
Hiroaki Aikawa (co-director)
Natalia Andreadis (co-director)
Jack Attridge (co-director)
Cristina Bocchialini (co-director)
Zillah Bowes (co-director)
Andrea Dalla Costa (co-director)
Lisa Cottrell-Bentley (co-director)
Alejo Crisóstomo (co-director)
Ayman El Gazwy (co-director)
Jane Haubrich (co-director)
Soma Helmi (co-director)
Jennifer M. Howd (co-director)
Aditya Kolli (co-director)
Francesco La Regina (co-director)
Frederic Lumiere (co-director)
Marek Mackovic (co-director)
Cec Marquez (co-director)
Linda Matarasso (co-director)
Kevin McMahon (co-director)
Joseph Michael (co-director)
Joaquin Montalvan (co-director)
Emmanuelle Pickett (co-director)
Marcus Tedenryd (co-director)
 
Produced by
Jack Arbuthnott .... co-producer
Kaydee Dang .... co-producer
Caroline Gerard .... assistant producer
Ann Lynch .... line producer
Liza Marshall .... producer
Tim Partridge .... co-producer
Ridley Scott .... executive producer
Tony Scott .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Gregson-Williams 
Matthew Herbert 
 
Cinematography by
Cristina Bocchialini (co-cinematographer)
Ayman El Gazwy (co-cinematographer)
Soma Helmi (co-cinematographer)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Walker 
 
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... sound editor
Niv Adiri .... sound effects editor
Ben Barker .... sound effects editor
Andrew Caller .... sound re-recording mixer
Danny Freemantle .... sound editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Tom Sayers .... sound designer
Ian Tapp .... sound editor
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Alenskas .... visual effects
Luke Butler .... digital compositor
Tom Collier .... digital compositor
Neil Culley .... digital compositor
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects
Sean Farrow .... visual effects supervisor
Matt Foster .... compositor: LipSync Post
Leo Neelands .... digital compositor
Asa Shoul .... digital colourist
Daniel Spain .... systems engineer
Angela Stanley .... digital compositor (as Angela Rose)
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Russ Clapham .... associate film editor
Pete Conlin .... post production
Patrick Dean .... assistant editor
Kate Denning .... assembly editor
Lisa Forrest .... assembly editor
Joon Goh .... assistant editor
Gwillym Hewetson .... first assistant editor
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Ramon Huggins .... workflow and Avid support
Mark Keady .... assistant editor
Jaime Leonard .... on-line editor
Begoña Lopez .... digital intermediate producer
Marc McDermott .... assistant editor
Avdhesh Mohla .... assistant editor
Jonathan Sykes .... data management (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ryeland Allison .... musician (drums)
John Boughtwood .... music supervisor
Meri Gavin .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Eugenia Melian .... executive music producer
Sam Okell .... score mix engineer
Paul Pritchard .... assistant scoring engineer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Martin Tillman .... cello soloist
Benjamin Wallfisch .... music arranged by
Bruce White .... viola
 
Other crew
Raquel Alvarez .... production coordinator
Thom Berryman .... media transfer engineer
Brandon Blake .... legal services: Blake & Wang P.A.
Ed Coltman .... researcher
Matt Curtis .... title design and graphics
Twan Da Silva .... researcher
Billy Dosanjh .... researcher
Michelle Franklin .... translator
Fiona Harper .... runner
Samantha Brockhausen Herrmann .... researcher
Romain Kedochim .... asset manager
Romain Kedochim .... researcher
Rowan Laidlaw .... assistant to producer
Mercy Liao .... researcher
Alicia MacDonald .... assistant to director
Joseph Matthews .... researcher
Tracey McCarrick .... archive researcher
Torrey Meeks .... footage contributor
Natalie Moore .... first assistant accountant
Tom Moran .... executive assistant: Tony Scott
Elly Nakajima .... researcher
Sarah Parfitt .... delivery paperwork coordinator
Martin Phillip .... archive producer
Bradley Porter .... post production runner
Steven Robbins .... assistant: Tony Scott
Nancy Ryan .... assistant: Ridley Scott
Johannes Schaff .... researcher
Rob Sorrenti .... behind-the-scenes
Ian Thomson .... publicist
Fabien Westerhoff .... worldwide sales: Hanway Films
 
Thanks
Maggi Townley .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, language and a sexual reference
Runtime:
95 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Japan:G | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (#46604)
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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!See more »
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42 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Just another extraordinary day, 27 January 2011
Author: siukong from Canada

By its very nature, Life in a Day is an ambitious film. It seeks to encapsulate the human experience and all that it entails: life and death; love and hate; poverty and wealth; our dreams and our fears; and so on. I would argue that it does so successfully - or at least as successfully as possible for an undertaking of such scope (80,000 submissions totalling 4,500 hours of footage cut down to just an hour and a half!). It manages to strike a balance between the beauty of professional shooting and the raw visceral power of amateur footage. Very little seems contrived or awkward, and the editing and music do not usually distract from the simple energy of the vignettes being shown. In fact, the score is quite good and the editing only comes to the forefront when it's doing something meaningful - revealing links, emphasizing contrasts, or completing a thought.

A few stories are highlighted and revisited as the film progresses, but in general it never lingers too long on one scene. You would think this might hinder the presentation of some of the slower, more peaceful aspects of life, but it really doesn't. In fact, the lasting impression from this film is not one of chaos but one of unity and connection. That being said, at times the emotional roller-coaster you are being put through can be slightly bewildering. Some viewers might dislike how quickly they are brought from one emotion to another, but most will probably be too engaged to feel more than a twinge of regret that a particular scene couldn't last longer.

Some might argue that the more brutal realities of life are underrepresented (war, death, crime, prejudice, etc.), but I think that perception is probably due to how much we are bombarded with them by our daily news and entertainment. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of misery on display here (whether it be as simple as the sting of rejection or as profound as the fear of dying), but it's often more subtle than explicit and it's tempered by a positivity that sometimes seems to be lacking in our view of the world.

As a cinema enthusiast, this film excites me with the prospect of increasing interactivity and grassroots power. As a human, it gives me hope that we can live in harmony and understanding. And I'm usually quite the cynic.

Final summary: 9/10 | A

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