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Is Anybody There?

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Synopsis

Set in 1980s seaside England, Is Anybody There? tells the story of ten year-old Edward whose parents have turned their house into a retirement home. While his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat and his father copes with the onset of a mid-life crisis, Edward becomes increasingly obsessed with the ghosts and afterlives of the residents when they die. Edward’s is a lonely existence until he meets Clarence, the latest arrival at the home, a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age. Their relationship begins at odds until Clarence notices that the boy is growing up even more fitfully than he is growing old. As they begin to face life together, Clarence comes to terms with his past, Edward tames his obsession with the unknown and they are both reminded of what magic is possible when life is lived to its fullest.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
John Crowley
Producer
Christine Langan, David M Thompson, Rosie Alison
Co-Producer
Christine Langan, David M Thompson, Rosie Alison
Editor
Trevor Waite
Screenwriter
Peter Harness
Director of Photography
Rob Hardy
Production Designer
Kave Quinn
Sound
Colin Nicolson
Music
Joby Talbot
Principal Cast
Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey

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Production Company

Heyday Films
5 Denmark Street
London WC2H 8LP
UK

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Sales
Company

Odyssey Entertainment Ltd
10a James Street
London WC2E 8BT
UK

T +44 (0)20 7520 5610
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ralph@odyssey-entertainment.co.uk
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