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Up There (2011)

Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to ... See full summary »

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Zam Salim

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Zam Salim
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Credited cast:
Burn Gorman ... Martin
Iain De Caestecker ... Tommy
Warren Brown ... Slab Boy Joey
Jo Hartley ... Margaret
Kate O'Flynn ... Liz
Alexander Morton ... New Supervisor
Kirsty Strain ... Cheryl
Brad Moore ... Warder
Chris Waitt ... Counsellor
Kulvinder Ghir ... Ali
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Rash
James Young James Young ... Lino
Paul McCole Paul McCole ... Tony
David Cheung David Cheung ... Warder 2
Trish Mullin Trish Mullin ... Chick's Mum
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Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and together they lose a new arrival. The mismatched pair give chase and end up in a remote seaside town populated by cocky teenagers, sinister old women and the enigmatic Liz, who has 'suicide written all over her'. Can they stop bickering long enough to find the lost soul? Will Rash be reunited with his brother Chunky? And can Martin get back in time to finally get 'Up There'? UP THERE is a killer comedy about life, death and irritating friends. Written by Anonymous

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Caring in the afterlife is a dead-end job

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Salim developed this feature from his 2006 short 'Laid Off' which received over half a million hits on YouTube. See more »

Quotes

Martin: My wife struggled to move on, but luckily Keith was there to comfort her...
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Written by C Fetti / Realbeatbangas
Performed by C Fetti
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Warm, gentle, funny & moving
27 June 2017 | by watforddaveSee all my reviews

Beautifully acted, nice story that looks sympathetically at people and asks a few questions that it lets you answer, if you wish. It is also beautifully shot with nicely framed views of the sea and ordinary lives. Draws you in to its pace and little world. Much as I like "Knight and Day" (and I do), watch this rather than a second viewing of that.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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Laid Off See more »

Filming Locations:

Johnstone, Renfrewshire See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,956
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2.35 : 1
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