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Half-Life (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 19 January 2008 (USA)
As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father's desertion and the powerful presence of their mother's new boyfriend.

Director:

Jennifer Phang

Writer:

Jennifer Phang
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sanoe Lake ... Pamela Wu
Julia Nickson ... Saura Wu (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
Leonardo Nam ... Scott Parker
Ben Redgrave Ben Redgrave ... Wendell
Lee Marks ... Jonah Robertson
James Eckhouse ... Richard Parker
Susan Ruttan ... Lorraine Parker
Alexander Agate ... Timothy Wu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katrina Agate ... Jenny
Mary Angello Mary Angello ... Aida
Vonn Scott Bair ... BBQ Dad
Mike Bruce ... TV Anchorman
Toby Evetts Toby Evetts ... Documentary Announcer
Deb Fink ... Terry Hartman
Chris Flint Chris Flint ... Man in Riot Scene
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Storyline

A precocious boy and his jaded sister use their imaginative powers to escape a confining home-life, save their self-destructive mother from her charmingly manipulative boyfriend, and finally reinvent their world in a mind bending conclusion. Written by Wendell

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Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Developed at the Film Independent (FIND) Directors Lab under the instruction of film and television director Rodrigo García. See more »

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Referenced in Behind the Couch: Casting in Hollywood (2005) See more »

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Beautifully crafted artistic work
16 January 2010 | by HomelessManSee all my reviews

Caught it at South-By-Southwest and it stood out to me as the true gem of the festival. So much of the programming I caught there didn't interest me. Although the films were solidly enjoyable, they ultimately seemed quite mundane and wholly 'uncinematic' - each one blended into the others. This stood far above the rest.

I find this film highly engaging emotionally but also very interesting formally. It's a wonderfully crafted film. It has what's needed to be pleasing, but never forgets its true ambition as a cinematic work. Incredible first film that stands out in the modern indie film spectrum ... I give it eight of ten because you have to leave room for Bergman :)


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