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IS ANYBODY THERE?

by John Crowley

synopsis

Edward lives, somewhat reluctantly, in a rambling hospice for the aged, of which his parents are the managers and owners. He is fascinated by death, but more interestingly, by what happens after death. Surrounded by the elderly, he is intrigued by ghosts and the paranormal. His distracted and overworked parents tolerate his interests, but Edward obsessively pursues the meaning of death, toting his tape recorder around in an attempt to find clues that will help him understand mortality. With the arrival of the bitter, burned-out Clarence, who unwillingly finds himself an inmate of the hospice, Edward's interests take on an entirely different dimension...

original title: Is Anybody There?
country: United Kingdom, United States
sales agent: Odyssey Entertainment
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: John Crowley
screenplay: Peter Harness
cast: Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey
cinematography by: Robert Hardy
film editing: Trevor Waite
art director: Kave Quinn
music: Joby Talbot
producer: David Heyman, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub
production: BBC Films, Heyday Films, Big Beach LLC
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