Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht (Love Story) captures British group Pulp as they perform their final reunion show in their hometown of Sheffield, blending interview and concert footage with his unique directorial sensibilities.

Having sold over 10 million albums over the course of their career, Pulp celebrated a different class of life to most of their Britpop contemporaries. Cocker's skills as a musical storyteller drew on experiences throughout his life, so when the band unexpectedly reunited in 2011, it was only fitting that they ended these shows with a performance in their hometown Sheffield, a city that Habicht turns his eye to as much as the band itself.

2014Rating: M, Offensive language90 minsUK
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Reviews & comments

We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

press

The best film that could be made about Pulp.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An artfully witty documentary... places South Yorkshire’s steel city at the heart of the story, cumulatively providing hints as to the band’s quietly awkward sensibility.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

An earthy, affecting and droll celebration of the unique alignment of influences that forged a great band - and the thrusting live footage rams Pulp's greatness home.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Cocker's elbow-jiggling antics have always been silly and giddy but still, somehow, way beyond cool.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Florian Habicht's affectionate documentary tells the story of the band from the streets of Sheffield with the help of friends, family and fans, aged and youthful alike...all of whom have their own stories to tell.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A witty, warmhearted, imaginative documentary.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The witty, loquacious Cocker is watchable as ever and the gig scenes will thrill Pulpers.

3.0
0

Working alongside Pulp’s lead singer, Jarvis Cocker, one-of-a-kind Kiwi treasure, Florian Habicht, delivers a beautifully edited movie that’s part documentary, part live concert recording, and all about the ‘Common People’ of Pulp’s biggest hit. For me, it’s the most enjoyable concert movie since Jonathan Demme’s 'Stop Making Sense.' A loving travelogue...

4.0
0
We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

press

The best film that could be made about Pulp.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An artfully witty documentary... places South Yorkshire’s steel city at the heart of the story, cumulatively providing hints as to the band’s quietly awkward sensibility.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

An earthy, affecting and droll celebration of the unique alignment of influences that forged a great band - and the thrusting live footage rams Pulp's greatness home.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Cocker's elbow-jiggling antics have always been silly and giddy but still, somehow, way beyond cool.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Florian Habicht's affectionate documentary tells the story of the band from the streets of Sheffield with the help of friends, family and fans, aged and youthful alike...all of whom have their own stories to tell.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A witty, warmhearted, imaginative documentary.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The witty, loquacious Cocker is watchable as ever and the gig scenes will thrill Pulpers.

3.0
0

Working alongside Pulp’s lead singer, Jarvis Cocker, one-of-a-kind Kiwi treasure, Florian Habicht, delivers a beautifully edited movie that’s part documentary, part live concert recording, and all about the ‘Common People’ of Pulp’s biggest hit. For me, it’s the most enjoyable concert movie since Jonathan Demme’s 'Stop Making Sense.' A loving travelogue...

4.0
0