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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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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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July 24, 2010: Life out of Balance See more (56 total) »

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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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, language and a sexual reference
Runtime:
95 min
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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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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
July 24, 2010: Life out of Balance, 27 January 2011
Author: alexart-1 from United States

Morning, July 24, 2010. "It'll all end well," a man says to his younger son, who is currently throwing a tantrum. "It'll all end well," he reassures the boy. What will end well? This situation? This day? This life?

As Life in a Day progresses, the viewer travels through the lives on many, literally living vicariously through others. This amazing documentary, produced by the Scott Brothers (one of which is the famous Ridley Scott) and directed by Kevin MacDonald, travels all over the world on one all too regular day: July 24, 2010. Starting in the morning, a time filled with a happiness and renewal, and ending in the evening, a time of reconciling and sadness, Life in a Day profiles things that should be commonplace. The best part: these things are certainly not commonplace. The Earth is a beautiful place. Our lives are great. Why not display them on film? And that is just the point.

Like any great documentary, Life in a Day is a poignant film. But unlike many great documentaries, it follows a subject that should not be poignant. If you have ever seen Amelie, you know the great beginning sequence. An unseen narrator shows us two glasses dancing on a table, a firefly dashing across a yellow-lighted French street, and a man erasing the name of a dead friend out of his address book. Imagine a movie like this entire opening sequence and you've got Life in a Day. Beautiful imagery, such as a teenage boy shaving for the first time, is common throughout the entire film. One shot especially, that of a skydiver falling to Earth, is probably the best part of the entire film. In a scene reminiscent of Koyaanisqatsi, a woman tumbles through the upper layers of Earth's atmosphere. It is quiet for a brief minute, and then, as the clouds engulf her, the noise of the people seeps in. The couple laughs together, sharing a time like no other together.

And yet, there are some truly disturbing scenes. At a Love Parade, multiple people are shown getting trampled to death. A few rush over to help the fallen victims, but many carry on, screaming to their heart's content. One part that people will surely have a reaction to is the slaughterhouse scene. Fair warning: a cow is shot in the head twice. The cow is later decapitated graphically. As these scenes show, sometimes life isn't always great. The images may be ugly and bleak, but they are always beautiful.

Life in a Day is a beautiful time capsule of people in the new millennium. Simply put, it's a wonderful portrait of people who do regular things. On a more complex level, it's a documentary about how lives are constantly changing. Every action we do changes the next action that is going to happen. Time is important. It's also shaping these actions. What's going to happen tomorrow? After all, as Scarlett O'Hara once said, "Tomorrow is a new day."

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