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Rubbish (2007)

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Martin Freeman ... Kevin
James Lance ... Julian
Anna Friel ... Isobel
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UK

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English

Release Date:

24 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roskia ja romantiikkaa See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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GBP20,000 (estimated)
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White House Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Very apt subject matter for such a perfectly executed short.
28 October 2018 | by aarosediSee all my reviews

This short film still remains in the shadow of the filmmaker's and casts' previous effort, Call Register, which kind of delved into a tech feature that, a few decades on, has already lost its novelty, although this worthy sequel is more topical and has a much greater sense of urgency in presenting an issue and imparting info to the viewer. The same thing can also be said with regards to the jocular conceit of the film where rehashing the narrative elements that made the first one successful provides a sort of a continuity to emphasize the theme recurring in the sequel, but such can only be accomplished at the expense of the awe factor.

Whereas the first short featuring the efforts of director/writer Ed Roe, actors James Lance and Martin Freeman featured Vivaldi's Four Seasons in its soundtrack (Summer, third movement, in particular), this short film had no musical score perhaps in an effort to impose an air of realism to the work that need not to lure people, sort of, into the film's rallying cause, a feat that needs only an the ever-radiant actress like Anna Friel, who plays Julian and Kevin's charming next-door neighbor Isobel whose zeal for recycling, it turns out, can have such an infectious effect on others.

My rating: B-flat.


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