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Cashback (2004)

Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?

Director:

Sean Ellis

Writer:

Sean Ellis
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sean Biggerstaff ... Ben
Emilia Fox ... Sharon
Stuart Goodwin ... Jenkins
Michael Dixon ... Barry
Michael Lambourne Michael Lambourne ... Matt
Hatti Riemer Hatti Riemer ... Old Lady
Frank Hesketh Frank Hesketh ... Young Ben
Irene Bagach Irene Bagach ... Frozen Girl 1
Christine Fuller Christine Fuller ... Frozen Girl 2
Celesta Hodge ... Deer Girl
Kinvara Balfour Kinvara Balfour ... Shampoo Girl 1
Cherie Nichole ... Shampoo Girl 2 (as Cherie Nichole Bradley)
Hayley-Marie Coppin ... Swedish Student
Daphne Guinness Daphne Guinness ... Checkout Counter Woman
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Storyline

Ben Willis is an art student who works the night shift several times a week at the Whitechapel Sainsbury's. He's clear about the arrangement: he trades his time for money - cashback, as he calls it. We meet his co-workers, Sharon, Barry, and Matt, and their supervisor, Jenkins. Ben's colleagues are good at wasting time, but Ben talks to us about how he makes his shift go faster: by imagining that time has stopped. We see this late-night world of drudgery through Ben's eyes, as time does indeed stop, and he can get out his sketch book. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

You give 8 hours...They give you money.

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cashback See more »

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Budget:

GBP30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The feature length version which includes the original short within its running time was already complete when it was announced that the short had been nominated for an Oscar. See more »

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In Ben's Mind
Written and Performed by Susanne Deeken
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watch the full length movie :)
16 July 2007 | by sstoSee all my reviews

alright - i first watched the full length movie, and this prompted me to look up the original short movie. i was astonished to see the exact scenes from the full movie comprise this short length. initially i thought somehow these scenes were later integrated into the full length, but my thought is that the full length was probably already in post-production when someone decided to 'promote' the film by giving out this short version first (which is nothing bad).

it actually works as a short movie, but having seen the full one i cant really comment on it because it is like a trailer to the full movie - it has the essence of the main plot, but nothing more than a hint of the beautiful ideas and artwork of the full length movie.

i loved the full movie, watch it and probably you will like it too

10/10, which is how i vote for the full length movie :)

peace


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