Still Life

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Uberto Pasolini
Production: Tribeca Film
  19 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min


- Thank you Father.

- See you soon Mr May.

Lovely music Mr May, great choice.

- Who shall it be today?

- Mr Sandberg please.

Here's Mr Sandberg.

Coming up to two months now.

Just the one?

Just Mr Sandberg, thank you.

We'll give the others a little more time.

You never know.

- Morning Mr May.

- Morning Mr White.

They're piling up in there Mr May.

I'm just expecting some news of

Mr Radulovitz and Mrs Casement.

I'm very optimistic.

Mr Radulovitz has been on

the shelf two good months.

What about the others?

Come the summer

they'll be sharing bunks.

We do have leads, not

every door is shut.

There may still be someone.

She was found two days ago.

Someone saw the cat in

the street, bleeding.

"To my little Suzie,

happy birthday, Mum"

I was told there was no family.

No, for ten years I've

never seen anyone.

Postmark is last year

Monday, went to the shops.

Bought some fish.

Tuesday, shops.

It's all the same.

"Dear Mum, thank you so much

for my wonderful present".

Does she have a daughter?

"Please write again soon.

Love you with all my heart..."

Susie. Susie's the cat.


It's from the Cat.

Signed with a little paw.

Some people, eh?

Please call these people.

Anything they won't

take can be thrown away.

London Borough of Kennington Client

Services, John May speaking.

Mr Radulovitz?

Yes, and you are...

Mr Radley.

And your connection with Mr...

His son?

But your sur...

You've changed it?

Right, right!

Thank you very much for calling.

Great, just, just wonderful.

Unfortunately, as you know

your father has passed away.


Died six weeks ago.

Well you were contac...

Actually in this office

we're charged with

tracing the relatives

of those who passed away in

the Borough and failing...

Yes, your father...

No, no, no, there's no obligation for the

next of kin to pay for the funeral.

No, you don't.


There is no obligation to attend, but...

If I may say so,

I understand, Mr Radul...

I mean... Mr Radley.

Your father, Mr Radulovitz,

might not have been...

the best of fathers, but if I...

What do I?

My family?

No, I don't have...

But surely, now that he's passed

away his children should...

But you've found a father

after all these years...

I would...

Wouldn't you want your children,

his grandchildren, to know?

It's not too late.

No, I know he's dead, but...

You're right

I wouldn't know.

And would you be able to think of

anyone who might have had contact?

Someone who might at least want

to be present at the funeral.


And you, y-you would...


Very well Mr Radulovitz.

I'm sorry, Mr Radley.

I understand. Thank you.


Case Closed.

Who says it's my dog?

Recognize his piss?

That dog is always out here.


I only have to open my door

and it rushes in my house.

Are you some sort

of dog piss expert?

Have a look up the wall.

Look how high it is.

I've only got a little dog.

If you would just keep

your dog on a leash...

I would like to confirm that a package

addressed to Miss Dawn Harvey...

What was in it?

Why do you need to know?


Ashes, the ashes of Mr George Harvey.

What kind of ashes?

Excuse me, am I speaking

to Australia Post,

Yeperenye shopping centre,

13 Cactus Street, Alice Springs?

What else, let me see.

He has a blue paw, and there's

a grey mark on him...

Ah now, this could help. There's a...

He has a tattoo on his right ear of...

Well as I said, we found the

dog next to the body...

I mean, in the apartment of Mr Didion.

And we thought that someone involved

with dog racing might know the dog,

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Uberto Pasolini

Uberto Pasolini Dall'Onda (born 1 May 1957 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian film producer, director, and former investment banker known for producing the 1997 film The Full Monty and directing and producing the 2008 film Machan. more…

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