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I'm Still Here (2013)

Suffering from a terminal illness, a young loner makes plans for the little time he has left while coping with the five stages of death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.


Kris Smith


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Burman ... Matthew Grey
Rebecca Bailey Rebecca Bailey ... Olivia Rudd
Joanna Pope ... Fiona Grey
Chris Szuca Chris Szuca ... Ben Edwards
Marie Wilson ... Sophie Edwards
Lucy Russell ... Rebecca Lawrence
Steve While Steve While ... Dr. Nolan
Mark Ivan Benfield ... Martin Bailey
Nigel Hill Nigel Hill ... Alan Grey
Jack Beresford Jack Beresford ... Robert Grey
Jade Wallis Jade Wallis ... Vicky
Max Flinton Max Flinton ... Young Matt
Oscar Malcolm Oscar Malcolm ... Young Rob
Ben McCall Ben McCall ... Adam
Melody Reynolds Melody Reynolds ... Nurse Fran


Suffering from a terminal illness, a young loner makes plans for the little time he has left while coping with the five stages of death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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Release Date:

1 September 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Я всё ещё здесь See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK See more »

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7ype,Television Bandits See more »
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Did You Know?


It is never established in the story what the true name of Matt's condition is. It has always been referred to as a "rare blood disease" or "serious blood disorder." However if you look closely in the main credits the actual name of his disease is titled "Chronic myelogenous leukemia" See more »


The sound recording equipment can be seen on the reception desk as Matt finds out nobody's by the desk. See more »


Rebecca Lawrence: So does she know now?
Matthew Grey: Yeah, a little.
Rebecca Lawrence: A little?
Matthew Grey: Yeah I mean, she knows... She must know...
Rebecca Lawrence: Matt...
Matthew Grey: What?
Rebecca Lawrence: You have to tell her. You can't keep this to yourself. Do you think I like being on my own? He never forgave me. If she's special, then just be honest. I mean what will you do when she has feelings for you and then...
Matthew Grey: And then... what, and then I die?
Rebecca Lawrence: Yeah.
Matthew Grey: She'll just make that face, and stay with me out of guilt and I don't wanna see her like that.
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The film title appears in a sequence of cells and circuitry. See more »


References Superman Returns (2006) See more »


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I'm still here ... watching
29 June 2018 | by shamkhalovSee all my reviews

OK I have to say something straight away. Paused it an hour and a half in while writing this - the film is beautifully shot and superbly acted. If there was ever a way to explore the less comfortable side of healthy young adult desire -- to explore the world, to test boundaries, to take big risks, to live a little dangerously -- without the usual fear of worst-case scenarios or squeamishness, I'M STILL HERE is it, if only because the presence of terminal illness makes such risks seem like a quaint and necessary part of having lived. The movie shows a confrontational and sometimes dark but often humorous and wildly tender look at what it means to be alive, and, ultimately, what it means to die, all through the eyes of a young man and those closest to him.

Matt's quest to fulfil his bucket list -- at first filled with wild and predictable thrills, but eventually shifting to the sweeter, quiet moments only nature and family provide -- offers an excellent source of discussion with our generation about the things that matter most in life at a time when imagining past the next hour is often difficult. It's a brutally direct film that's hard to watch because it never pulls its punches about dying, but this makes it especially beautiful -- not to mention a near-constant tearjerker, even when it's upbeat. Full box of tissue required.

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