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Still Life

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

We’ll watch the masterful Eddie Marsan (‘Happy-Go-Lucky’, ‘The World’s End’) in just about anything, but in this low-budget British film he squirms through the underwritten part of a meek government employee whose job is to arrange the last rites of Londoners found dead without next of kin.

Our loner hero John has a fastidiousness that’s become a cliché in movies: his office desk is neat and arranged, his flat is tidy, his meals (tuna and toast) unassuming. A stiff breeze would knock the poor guy down – and he’s filmed at a precious remove to emphasise a fragility that feels studied.

‘Still Life’ constantly threatens to be a better film: John’s scrutiny of photos feels vaguely serial-killer-esque, and there’s a late-on love interest (Joanne Froggatt from ‘Downton Abbey’) that you cheer on. But writer-director Uberto Pasolini has an especially maudlin ending in mind.

Written by Joshua Rothkopf

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 6 February 2015
  • Duration:92 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Uberto Pasolini
  • Screenwriter:Uberto Pasolini
  • Cast:
    • Eddie Marsan
    • Joanne Froggatt
    • Karen Drury
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