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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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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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... Pamela Wu
... Saura Wu (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
... Scott Parker
Ben Redgrave ... Wendell
... Jonah Robertson
... Richard Parker
... Lorraine Parker
... Timothy Wu
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... Jenny
Mary Angello ... Aida
... BBQ Dad
... TV Anchorman
Toby Evetts ... Documentary Announcer
... Terry Hartman
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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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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 See 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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