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Starred Up is a french film of genre Drama directed by Alain Resnais released in USA on 26 august 2014 with Jack O'Connell

Starred Up (2013)

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Starred Up
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Released in USA 26 august 2014
Length 1h48
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Genres Drama
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Life of Riley (French: Aimer, boire et chanter) is a 2014 French comedy-drama film directed by Alain Resnais in his final feature film before his death. Adapted from the play Life of Riley by Alan Ayckbourn, the film had its premiere in the competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, just three weeks before Resnais died, where it won the Alfred Bauer Prize.


In Yorkshire, three couples--Kathryn and Colin, Tamara and Jack, Monica and Simeon--are shattered by the news that their mutual friend George Riley is fatally ill and has only a few months left. Thinking how best to help him, they invite him to join their amateur dramatic group, but rehearsals bring their past histories to the surface. When George decides to have a last holiday in Tenerife, each of the women wants to accompany him, and their partners are in consternation.


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