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Still Life

Still Life
  • 2013
  • UK/Italy
  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Uberto Pasolini
  • Written by: Uberto Pasolini
  • Cast: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury
  • UK release: 6 February 2015

John (Marsan) is a funeral officer for Lambeth Council, who meticulously arranges funerals for those who die alone; with redundancy looming, he decides to make an extra effort on his final case. A potent and poignant exploration of love and death, with wonderful performances from Marsan and Froggatt.

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UK, 2012 Director: Uberto Pasolini A council worker (Eddie Marsden) is responsible for burying the dead whose relatives cannot be found. He tenderly writes eulogies and chooses music but is usually alone to witness his ‘clients’ last journeys on earth. When he is made redundant, his final assignment is an unknown neighbour. His quest to ensure this will not be an unattended, cheerless funeral opens his outlook imperceptibly to the infinite possibilities of life. Running time: 87 minutes

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Still Life

2 Feb 20153 stars

Eddie Marsan shines in Uberto Pasolini's moving life-and-death drama

The quiet and contemplative Still Life casts Eddie Marsan in the leading role of John May, a Kennington-based funeral officer for Lambeth council, whose job it is to arrange the services of those who die alone and who have no relatives.

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