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56 Up

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
Continuing a project he began in 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted revisits his original subjects and sees how their lives are progressing now that they are 56 years old.


Directors: Michael Apted , Paul Almond

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

56 Up (2012)

Release Date: January 4th, 2013|2 hr. 23 min.

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  • In the end, that just might be the takeaway from the "Up" series, that a 28-year-old, say, has more in common with another 28-year-old than with his own incarnation at 70. Who knows? There are mysteries of life captured within the frames of this film that are eluding our grasp. We're still too close to it. show more

  • This unique enterprise, which began as a documentary experiment almost a half century ago, has grown into an inspiring testimonial to the unpredictability of the human spirit. show more

  • It shows that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. And how, in case we forget, every age can predict the next. show more

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