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

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets (original title)
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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.


Florian Habicht


Jarvis Cocker (concept by), Florian Habicht (concept by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pulp ... Themselves
Jarvis Cocker ... Self - Head Vocals
Nick Banks ... Self
Candida Doyle ... Self
Steve Mackey ... Self
Mark Webber ... Self
Leo Abrahams Leo Abrahams ... Self - Guitarist
Jean Cook Jean Cook ... Self - Volinist
Richard Hawley ... Self - Guitarist
The Boxettes The Boxettes ... Themselves - Vocals
Kate Brown Kate Brown ... Self - Vocals
Neo Joshua Neo Joshua ... Self - Vocals
Yvette Riby-Williams Yvette Riby-Williams ... Self - Vocals (as Yvette Riby Williams)
Josephine Cooper Josephine Cooper ... Self - Pulp Fan (as Josephine)
Chris Barcroft Chris Barcroft ... Self - Pulp Fan


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.


Documentary | Music


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Did You Know?


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


Jarvis Cocker: [On fame...] It just didn't agree with me. It was like a nut allergy.
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References Doctor Who (2005) See more »

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Great film
1 September 2014 | by andyhardy79See all my reviews

This is a film about the people of Sheffield and one Pulp concert, rather than the band's career. I thought it was hilarious, and extremely well made, and not at all what I was expecting. The ordinary people of Sheffield (I will avoid saying 'common') are varied and entertaining, and the concert footage is superb. There are many highlights, but I will outline a few of my favourite moments: Steve Mackey's explanation of why playing to people from Sheffield is so nerve-wracking, the performance of 'Help the Aged', the knife maker, Candida's honesty and everything Nick Banks says. Pulp have always presented pop music in an unusual and entertaining way, and this documentary is fitting of that legacy.

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19 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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