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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.

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Jennifer Phang

Writer:

Jennifer Phang
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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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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

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Not Rated
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Language:

English

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19 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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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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relevant and beautiful pre-apocalyptic vision
12 January 2010 | by fangli-633-311383See all my reviews

It was better than I expected from the trailer -- I was recommended by a friend who saw it at a film festival, and I found the themes resonating with the turmoil in many lives around me.

Haunting and beautiful, eerie and prescient. The performances by the younger actors (Sanoe Lake and Alexander Agate) were inspiring and charged with the right level of emotional inflection to make their characters seem real.

There was a really strong supporting cast, with quirky moments that were darkly funny. The animation, for an independent film, was creative and invoked the alternate reality quite well.

I would definitely recommend the film, and it was great to see a new emerging female director premiere at Sundance!


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