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6th DMZ Docs(2014)

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Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

Florian HABICHT

  • UK
  • 2014
  • 90min
  • DCP
  • color

Synopsis

Sheffield, 1988, ‘The Day That Never Happened’. Following a disastrous farewell show in their hometown, PULP move to London in search of success. They find fame on the world stage in the 1990’s with anthems including ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert: what could go wrong? Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality - & car maintenance. Director Florian HABICHT (Love Story) weaves together the band’s personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring ordinary people recruited on the streets of Sheffield. Unveiling the deep affection that the inhabitants of Sheffield have for Pulp, and the formative effect the town has had on the band’s music (& front-man Jarvis COCKER’s lyrics in particular) Pulp is a music-film like no other – by turns funny, moving, life affirming & (occasionally) bewildering.

Review

Director

  • Florian HABICHT

    Florian HABICHT studied filmmaking at the Elam School of Fine Arts Auckland and at the Binger Filmlab Amsterdam. His debut feature Woodenhead (2003) a Grimm inspired musical fairytale, became a cult hit in New Zealand and was distributed in the U.S.A. by Olive Films. In 2012 when his feature Love Story screened at the London Film Festival, Jarvis COCKER and PULP invited him to make a feature documentary and concert film about th Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) Love Story (2011) Rubbings From a Live Man (2008) Kaikohe Demolition (2004) Woodenhead (2003)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerAlex BODEN
  • Cinematography Maria Ines MANCHEGO
  • Editor Peter O’DONOGHUE

Production / World Sales

Production   Pistachio Pictures 

World Sales   Altitude Film Sales

Tel  44 207 478 7612

E-mail  CharlieKemball@altitudefilmsales.com​