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Astonish Me (2011)

When a young boy gets locked in the Natural History Museum after closing, a mysterious guard gives him a magical ticket that allows him to visit a restricted area of the museum, where a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Will Jacklin Will Jacklin ... Archie
Anthony Gopaul Anthony Gopaul ... Museum Attendant
Christian McKay ... The Museum Guard
Bill Nighy ... The Professor
Gemma Arterton ... The Guide
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When a young boy gets locked in the Natural History Museum after closing, a mysterious guard gives him a magical ticket that allows him to visit a restricted area of the museum, where a professor and a guide show him examples of the wondrous new species of animals being discovered every day on Earth. Written by Anonymous

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26 July 2011 (UK) See more »

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This short film was written by noted director Stephen Poliakoff to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund. Poliakoff enlisted Bill Nighy, with whom he has worked numerous times, and Gemma Arterton, who was given her first screen role by Poliakoff, to star. The film screened in Odeon cinemas across the UK in August 2011 and was made available for viewing online as well. See more »

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the life
15 September 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A convincing pledge for the preservation of nature. Magic, smart, using the fear-desire of many children and Bill Nighy in a key role , it is the film who seduce and works as beautiful natural science lesson. So, a film about forms of life. About care for nature. And about a boy discovering one of the most significant lessons.


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