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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.

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Uberto Pasolini

Writer:

Uberto Pasolini
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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 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.

Genres:

Drama

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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,495,025
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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

Factory Worker: [while wearing the cover] Should be the right size... Sorry about this... You know, health rules.
John May: I understand... I also have to wear this stuff at work sometimes.
Factory Worker: You're in food processing, too, then? Baking?
John May: Baking? No. No, not really baking. I'm actually a... Well, I only have to wear this when I see people.
Factory Worker: People?
John May: Yes. I mean people, uh... who, who don't bake anymore.
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Amazing Grace
Written by John Newton (uncredited)
Performed by The Soweto Gospel Choir
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Caring duty
30 July 2014 | by olastensson13See all my reviews

Movie addicts have an affection for boring England. But the same goes for the British bureaucrat. The last one for whom the word Duty isn't empty.

In this version he works for the council, fixing funerals for the lonely. Nobody will attend, except for this official and the priest. It's Eleanor Rigby for real.

The last case, because his boss doesn't think he's efficient enough, makes this official trying to get in contact with the daughter of a deceased. To have at least one from a family at the funeral. It doesn't go like he expected, but there's suddenly an opening. Also for boring England.


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