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Cashback

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Director: Sean Ellis, Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans

Cast: Sean Ellis, Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans

 
A young insomniac attempts to cope with his sleepless nights by taking a job at a local supermarket, only to discover that he possesses a curious coping mechanism in the debut feature from Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Sean Ellis. Ben (Sean Biggerstaff) has recently been dumped by his girlfriend, and in

Overview

A young insomniac attempts to cope with his sleepless nights by taking a job at a local supermarket, only to discover that he possesses a curious coping mechanism in the debut feature from Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Sean Ellis. Ben (Sean Biggerstaff) has recently been dumped by his girlfriend, and in his grief he has lost his ability to sleep through the night. When Ben takes a job at the supermarket and makes the acquaintance of an odd collection of individuals, including silly slackers Barry (Michael Dixon) and Matt (Michael Lambourne) and aspiring kung fu master Brian (Marc Pickering), he begins to find his imagination taking flight in a most unusual manner. It seems that Ben has the ability to literally stop time, a talent that allows him to take pause, traverse the supermarket aisles, and ponder both his own life and the existence of the customers who stand frozen and completely unaware of his presence. As much a dreamer as Ben may be, however, his willingness to maintain his connection to the tangible, if slightly antiseptic, world he currently inhabits soon finds the wistful dreamer forming a close connection with disarmingly straightforward checkout girl Emily (Emilia Fox), whose solid ties to reality serve to offer a healthy contrast to the fantasy-prone insomniac's surreal form of escapism.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2007
UPC:
0876964000925
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Magnolia
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
14,969

Special Features

Academy Award Nominated Short Film - Cashback; Making of Cashback

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Biggerstaff Ben
Emilia Fox Sharon
Shaun Evans Sean
Michelle Ryan Suzy
Stuart Goodwin Jenkins
Michael Dixon Barry
Michael Lambourne Matt
Marc Pickering Brian
Nick Hancock Rory

Technical Credits
Sean Ellis Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lene Bausager Producer
Carlos Domeque Editor
Guy Farley Score Composer
Jamie Gambell Sound/Sound Designer
Daphne Guinness Executive Producer
Angus Hudson Cinematographer
Emma Jones Art Director
Morgan Kennedy Production Designer
Winnie Li Associate Producer
Louisa Murray Makeup
Steve Newton Asst. Director
Victoria Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Victoria Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Thomas Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cashback
1. Main Titles [1:05]
2. Suzy Break-Up [3:03]
3. An Artist Alone [6:14]
4. 8 Extra Hours [2:39]
5. Sainsbury Time [2:57]
6. Inspired at Work [1:42]
7. Art of Boredom [3:46]
8. A Frozen Moment [7:37]
9. Natalie Distraction [6:39]
10. Crushed [9:55]
11. Football Match [12:52]
12. Sharon's Dream [13:42]
13. Happy Birthday Jenkins [9:01]
14. The Wrong Second [8:59]
15. Ben Willis Exhibition [5:20]
16. End Credits [6:28]

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Cashback 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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AsiaSquawkBoxFan More than 1 year ago
This is an unusual romance comedy / female exploitation flick which is oddly nourishing for men, who have recently been dumped. It has rewatchability value because of the excellent cinematography, which captures artful subject matter while telling a strange tale of a graveyard shift at a supermarket. Memorable scenes - a tie between the soccer match and the foreign exchange student.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is an art film, a great comedy and a romance all rolled into one.. this is an excellent film to watch with the other half, you'll be rolling around screaming in laughter and crying.. buy it now, before they run out!
Gonzo84 More than 1 year ago
I came across this accidentally at a Retail store that shall not be named, it was quite odd I would come across a film like this there since it is a more corporate organization that doesn't dabble in Art-House films. The cover got me, yes cause I'm a guy, but also to see a film that had some great reviews from film festivals also didn't hurt. I quickly watched this film thinking it was going to be an Erotic type of film, but was instantly absorbed by the manner and overall quality of the story and film production. From the get go the viewer is taken into the life of Ben played by Sean Biggerstaff, a young 20yr old whom has just got dumped by his recent girlfriend. This film takes on the many different stages of breaking up, especially from the guys point of view, where it is definitely not as easy as one might think it might be for us men. It's the old saying "better to break up than to be broken up with..." which this film shows. You see how hard it hits Ben and how it keeps him up all throughout the night not being able to sleep, eat or even enjoy one single moment without thinking about what went wrong or even just about the good times with his now recent ex. His insomia gets him to eventually take a job at a local grocery store just to kill time and this is where we meet a wide genre cast of crazy characters, but what job like that doesn't have these types of people working there? So this is when we start to see a change within Ben's character and a shift in his moods. We also get a sense of who he really is and I think that the viewer is drawn in by how great and sensitive he is while he's surrounded by typical males whom only derive off of sex. First off, Ben is an artist and we see how his craft is something that shapes his life and his surroundings. I really love this film and in my recent relationship, it was one that we first watched together cause it is an amazing film that anybody whose gone through a rough breakup and also has a keen sense of an artful side to them should see. Sean Ellis, the director does an amazing job at writing and directing this piece, it's so full of heart and honesty, it even has a lot of laughs. The story will keep you thinking and the way that Ben narrates the film as it chugs along will give the viewer a nice insight on not only who he is and how he thinks, but who we are and how we interact with eachother. I absolutely love this film and definitely recommend this to anybody whose gone or is going through a rough break-up. This film will make you feel like you're not alone and that there is hope for all of us.
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