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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
19 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 ... 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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:

Mr. May und das Flüstern der Ewigkeit See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Kelly Stoke: I was thinking next Friday after the service, maybe we could go somewhere for a cup of tea or chocolate... Just to, you know, just to, just to chat... If you have time, of course. If you...
John May: Yes... Yes, I would like that very much... Just a cup of something.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode #44.4 (2015) See more »

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Scotland the Brave
Traditional
Performed by The Pipes and Drums of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment
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The large touching effect of a minimalistic approach
16 January 2015 | by paul-1541See all my reviews

Absolutely brilliant little film that holds on to the small things in life in every aspect with superb subdued acting, colours and sound. Almost as a mime John May shows his compassion with his fellow human begins, no matter who they are, or rather were. There are several superb surprises along the way, among them fascinating encounters with relations to the deceased. For me as a Dutch Anglofile it is wonderful to see and recognize so many aspects of British life, London, brickwork, the sea, fish & chip shops, trains and many more. Just for that it is a joy to watch. For me it has an impact that couldn't be greater thanks to so many little gems. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!


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