Is Anybody There?
|Is Anybody There?|
United Kingdom theatrical poster
|Directed by||John Crowley|
|Produced by||David Heyman|
|Written by||Peter Harness|
|Music by||Joby Talbot|
|Editing by||Trevor Waite|
|Distributed by||Optimum Releasing|
|Running time||95 minutes|
Is Anybody There? is a 2008 British drama film starring Michael Caine and directed by John Crowley. It was written by Peter Harness and produced by David Heyman, Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf. The film garnered a nomination from the London Film Critics' Circle for Bill Milner as the Young British Performer of the Year.
Edward (Bill Milner) is a ten-year-old boy who lives at an old people's home run by his parents (David Morrissey and Anne-Marie Duff). Surrounded by death and dying, he becomes obsessed with finding evidence for the afterlife. He is helped in his search by Clarence (Michael Caine), an elderly ex-magician in the early stages of dementia who has recently entered the home. The film follows their quest and their friendship, which ultimately allows both Edward and Clarence to come to terms with their respective situations.
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The film premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival under the title Is There Anybody There? It was released in the United States on 17 April 2009 and in the United Kingdom on 1 May 2009.
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