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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.

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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)
Chris Barcroft Chris Barcroft ... Himself - Pulp Fan
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 Doctor Who (2005) See more »

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Quite Good
2 May 2015 | by HerbieStretchSee all my reviews

As a native of Sheffield who lives overseas and an occasional Pulp admirer who met Jarvis Cocker while out drinking in Sheffield in 1985(at least I remember)! of course I enjoyed this film. It's warm and rare portrayal of Sheffield and it's people provided me with many 'that was my life' moments and much nostalgia. But this isn't about me. The film aligns the band with ordinary working class, unassuming, self-deprecating people, the majority of Sheffield's population I believe, the state-housed or working/lower-middle classes. Jarvis himself is from a different stratum of society but that needn't matter. The film portrays those people sympathetically and allows their light to shine in a way that normally wouldn't be revealed. The music is good - it's Pulp. If you are interested in music documentaries, it's worth a look.


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