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Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets (2014)

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Britpop band Pulp found fame on the world stage in the mid-1990s with anthems including "Common People" and "Disco 2000". Twenty five years and 10 million album sales later, they return to their hometown for their last UK concert.

Director:

Florian Habicht

Writers:

Jarvis Cocker (concept by), Florian Habicht (concept by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pulp ... Themselves
Jarvis Cocker ... Himself - Head Vocals
Nick Banks ... Himself
Candida Doyle ... Herself
Steve Mackey ... Himself
Mark Webber ... Himself
Leo Abrahams Leo Abrahams ... Himself - Guitarist
Jean Cook Jean Cook ... Herself - Volinist
Richard Hawley ... Himself - Guitarist
The Boxettes The Boxettes ... Themselves - Vocals
Kate Brown Kate Brown ... Herself - Vocals
Neo Joshua Neo Joshua ... Himself - Vocals
Yvette Riby-Williams Yvette Riby-Williams ... Herself - Vocals (as Yvette Riby Williams)
Josephine Cooper Josephine Cooper ... Herself - Pulp Fan (as Josephine)
Ian Ian ... Himself - Jarvis Cocker's Former Co-Worker at Fish Market
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PULP find fame on the world stage in the 1990's with anthems including 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality - & car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together the band's personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring ordinary people recruited on the streets of Sheffield. PULP is a music-film like no other - by turns funny, moving, life-affirming & (occasionally) bewildering. Written by Anonymous

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A film about Life, Death & Supermarkets.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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The film won the Audience Favourite Award at In-Edit Barcelona in 2014. The worlds largest music film festival. See more »

Quotes

Jarvis Cocker: [On fame... ] It just didn't agree with me. It was like a nut allergy.
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References Duck, You Sucker (1971) See more »

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A PULP-tastic delight.
9 September 2014 | by Adam FrescoSee all my reviews

FILM REVIEW: 'Pulp: A Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets' Working alongside Pulp's lead singer, Jarvis Cocker, one-of-a-kind Kiwi treasure, Florian Habicht delivers a beautifully edited movie that's part documentary, part live concert recording, and all about the 'Common People' of Pulp's biggest hit. For me, it's the most enjoyable concert movie since Jonathan Demme's 'Stop Making Sense.'

A loving travelogue through Sheffield on the day of Pulp's last reunion gig, with a focus on ordinary people that renders them extraordinary. From a local girls soccer team sponsored by the band, and adoring Pulp fans of all ages, to the impossibly gangly, tea-sipping, flat-tyre-changing Jarvis himself, this is a funny, delightful and heart-warming tribute to a band, a city and the common folk wandering its streets.


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