Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets


Jarvis Cocker, somewhat of a national hero, gawky sex symbol and the principal of Pulp. Upon hearing Common people, Babies or Disco 2000 it is inevitable that you can’t resist the nineties flashbacks and need to sing along to the distinctive, trademark Brit-pop that Cocker mastered as his own.

The film, directed by Florian Habicht, is a portrait of the town where it all began. Focusing on the synergy between Cocker and the people of Sheffield, many of whom inspired the gritty realist lyrics that have become Pulp’s signature. Habicht uncovers, explores and interviews a vast array of Sheffielders from longtime fans, Jarvis’ mum and original band members, delving into their experiences linked to the past 35 years of Pulp, and the impact the band has had on the city and their lives.

Delving into the many layers of Pulp’s success Habicht speaks with past members of the brit-pop band, all twenty of them, and current reunited members who have come and gone throughout the years, such as the only female member Candida Doyle, a keyboard player and occasional backing vocalist. Providing a realist documentary of life within Pulp.

If you weren’t there to witness the Pulp phenomenon the first time round, Life, Death & Supermarkets offers the perfect introduction, with an insight into the unique inimitable mind of Cocker, the inside dynamics of the band and the city the bred them.

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