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Still Life (2013)

TV-14 | | Drama | 12 December 2013 (Italy)
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A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

Director:

Uberto Pasolini

Writer:

Uberto Pasolini
20 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Marsan ... John May
Joanne Froggatt ... Kelly Stoke
Karen Drury Karen Drury ... Mary
Andrew Buchan ... Council Manager
Neil D'Souza ... Shakthi
David Shaw Parker David Shaw Parker ... Billy Stoke's Caretaker
Michael Elkin Michael Elkin ... Caretaker
Ciaran McIntyre Ciaran McIntyre ... Jumbo
Tim Potter ... Homeless Man
Paul Anderson ... Homeless Man
Bronson Webb ... Morgue Attendant
Leon Silver Leon Silver ... Crematorium Attendant
Lloyd McGuire ... Prison Officer
Wayne Foskett ... Garry
Hebe Beardsall ... Lucy
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Storyline

Still Life is a poignant, quixotic tale of life, love and the afterlife. Meticulous and organized to the point of obsession, John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker charged with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. When his department is downsized, John must up his efforts on his final case, taking him on a liberating journey that allows him to start living life at last. Written by Anonymous

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For John May, life is looking up.

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Drama

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Trivia

The song played at the Greek left-handed bouzouki player's funeral (second in order at the start of the movie) is Misirlou, a song of numerous covers and versions in discography, famously appearing in the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, amongst others. See more »

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Shakthi: Hear that?... Managed to fight both management and union reps about the afternoon break... He won us five extra minutes, then, uh, fucked off... Just, uh, just packed it in... But before he does that, what does he do?... Pisses in a vat of pork meat. Some of the batch got through... Pies never tasted so good... Here, have one.
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Connections

Featured in Film 2017: Episode #44.4 (2015) See more »

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Misirlou
Traditional
Arranged by Nicholas Roubanis (uncredited)
Performed by Mikes Petrinos
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Will please all the true movie lovers
15 December 2013 | by vincenzo-8See all my reviews

A great movie about discipline, responsibility and the importance of performing at your best whatever task you have to carry out. An important message in times of complain, protest and nihilism. The director powerfully uses images more and better than the dialogue. In this respect, he stands aside the great masters of the past (one name: Alfred Hitchcock, quite explicitly quoted in the movie) and won't fail to please all the true movie lovers. All actors are great, but it is the compassionate eye of the director that wins the scene. The soundtrack is also adding to the atmosphere and does its job remarkably well. Should I add that I truly enjoyed this little masterpiece?


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2013 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Still Life See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,495,025
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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