DVD: Still Life

Although understated, Still Life asks some profound questions. What happens to those who are alone after they die? How should they be treated? Do their memories matter? Once life ends, is it OK to throw common decency out of the window?

To any right-minded person, the answers are obvious. But for the boss of Eddie Marsan’s John May, none of them matter when life is over. The dead are dead: they don’t care. Mister May, as he is often referred to in the film, works for a south London local authority. He’s in charge of dealing with the affairs of the deceased who have no obvious relatives or have left no will. According to his boss, he is too slow, too expensive and surplus to requirements, so he is to be made redundant. Yet May is a decent man, deliberately following

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