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The Life of Stuff

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Directed by Simon Donald, who has adapted his successful play for the screen, The Life of Stuff is like life itself, a brutal blend of comedy, thrills and the unexpected.

Wannabe gangster Willie Dobie has bought a squalid warehouse, which he plans to turn into a flagship of his criminal empire. Believing he has eliminated his arch rival, 'Mad Alec Sneddon', he plans to hold the party of a lifetime to celebrate. Helping to organise this event are his main henchmen, the psychotic David Arbogast and eczema-ridden Leonard. Making up this motley crew are Holly and Evelyn, lured to the party by the promise of a good time and good drugs; Fraser, the innocent perpetrator of Sneddon's demise, and Janice, who also played an unwitting part in the murder - both now trapped in the basement.

During the course of the evening, with events spiralling ever more crazily out of control, Dobie is brought violently to the realisation that his dream of 'donship' is just that; a dream which will be shot down in flames as Sneddon avenges his 'death'.


Type of film
Running Time
90 mins
Simon Donald
Mark Shivas
Executive Producer
Mark Shivas
Director of Photography
Brian Tufano BSC
Principal Cast
Ewen Bremner, Liam Cunningham, Jason Flemyng, Ciaran Hinds, Gina McKee and Stuart McQuarrie
Screen Writer
Simon Donald


Production status


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Last updated 26th November 2005

Production Company

Prairie Pictures
c/o The Works
4 Great Portland Street
London W1W 8QJ
Tel: 020 7612 1080
Fax: 020 7612 1081


The Works