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A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joyce Vincent
Alix Luka-Cain ...
Young Joyce
Alistair Abrahams ...
Himself
Mandy Allen ...
Herself
Prue Almond ...
Herself
Kim Bacon ...
Herself
Daniel Roberts ...
Himself
William Barthorpe ...
Himself
Alison Campsie ...
Herself
Catherine Clarke ...
Herself
Michael Davies ...
Himself
Alton Edwards ...
Himself
Jerome Everette ...
Himself
Lynne Featherstone ...
Herself (as Lynne Featherstone MP)
David Gibbs ...
Himself
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A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

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$3,085 (USA) (3 August 2012)

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$6,595 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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When the police forensics team begin looking around Joyce's flat, at one point her television is seen, on top of which is a statue of a women, appearing to be made of wood. Later on in the film, when Joyce's friends begin discussing her mother, they speak over a flashback of her mother and Joyce as a young girl, the same statue can be seen on a mantelpiece in the background. See more »

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Tell Me (Revisited)
Performed by The African Gospel Choir of Dublin
Conducted by Allen-Taylor Adehiyi
Written by Kirk Thorne and Kyle Thorne
Arranged by Barry Adamson
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18 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

where do i start? this movie is powerful,uncomfortable,sad and true to life. I felt i was watching my life unfold on the screen....really odd experience. It touch me deeply..love the way its been filmed,i didn't felt like they exploited her short life, they just gave Joyce the farewell she somehow deserved... i must confess i will have love to know all the blank of her life. i would like to know why the family did not get involve directly with the making of the film? also why we don't get to know the full reason she went into a refuge for abuse women? did she get some kind of counselling? who was the person who interview her at the refuge? Surely,to get the bedsit she must have told someone what happens. you don't get those kind of accommodation if you are not in a really bad situation. i have million of questions and none of them will be answered Thats the cleverness of this movie....because you still left wondering Why?


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