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Electricity (2014)

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A journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy that brings extraordinary hallucinations as she searches for her long lost brother.

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Barry O'Connor
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Mikey O'Connor
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Mel
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Sylvia
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Lily O'Connor
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Dave
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Consultant Neurologist
Tom Georgeson ...
Al
Seamus O'Neill ...
Homeless Hostel Manager
Susan Hughes ...
Homeless Person
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
Mr. Morris
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Mam
Saffron Coomber ...
Rachel
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Swimmer
Jimmy Roussounis ...
Pub Landlord
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A journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy that brings extraordinary hallucinations as she searches for her long lost brother.

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12 December 2014 (UK)  »

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Elektrizität  »

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£1,360,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 10 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Goodnight Bad Morning
Performed by The Kills
Written by Alison Mosshart & Jamie Hince
Licensed by Domino Recording Company Limited
Courtesy of Domino Recording Company Limited, (PRS)
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Grief Porn That Would Have Worked Better As A Short
7 April 2015 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This movie did receive some promotion when it received a very limited release last year with Agyness Deyn appearing on Sky News explaining how ELECTRICITY is a realistic portrayal of epilepsy , which is what her character Lily suffers from . I've known epileptics myself and I'm sure you have also so I came in to the film expecting a rather expressionistic drama . One thing that puzzled me though was that just before seeing it I logged on to this page and noticed only a grand total of 74 people had given it a rating while only two people had commentated on it . That said ELECTRICITY isn't a film produced to sell out the local multiplex while the salad dodging audience chomp on pizza and suck up Coca-Cola through a straw and just because a film doesn't receive distribution doesn't equate to it being a truly awful film so I went in with an open mind

Now to be fair to everyone involved they must have made a film that nails the sheer misery of being an epileptic or having a loved one with suffers from this infliction . The cast are also very good especially the always underrated Paul Anderson in a small role but ELECTRICITY is a very unsatisfying film for a neutral audience . It belongs in a sub genre best described as "grief porn" which British film makers are very good at where someone tries to make the most depressing film in the history of cinema . The mood is gloomy and the story is rather threadbare . Lily is looking for her lost brother and the more she looks for him the more obstacles are in the way and the more depressed the audience become

As I said the technical achievements are more than competent and the scenes where the audience see an epileptic attack through the eyes of a sufferer are really well done but ELECTTRICITY shows that if you don't have a good story at the core of the film then you won't have a good film and this lack of narrative would have worked much better as a short film


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