56 Up (2013)

56 Up
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 24mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords children, psychology
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Claire Lewis Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alexander Gardiner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Michael Apted Producer n/a 3 3000001
Paul Almond Director n/a 2 2000002
Michael Apted Director n/a 2 2000001
George Jesse Turner Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Kim Horton Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nick Steer Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Steuart Bedford Music n/a 120781 8000003
Rik Curtis Music n/a 120781 8000002
Andre Gillooley Music n/a 120781 8000001
Tony Walker Actor Himself 1 1000013
Suzanne Lusk Actor Herself 1 1000012
John Brisby Actor Himself 1 1000005
Andrew Brackfield Actor Himself 1 1000004
Simon Basterfield Actor Himself 1 1000003
Bruce Balden Actor Himself 1 1000002
Peter Davies Actor Himself 1 1000006
Suzanne Dewey Actor Herself 1 1000007
Paul Kligerman Actor Himself 1 1000011
Lynn Johnson Actor Herself 1 1000010
Neil Hughes Actor Himself 1 1000009
Nicholas Hitchon Actor Himself 1 1000008
Jackie Bassett Actor Herself 1 1000001
In 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted began his career as a researcher on an experimental series for Granada TV called "Seven UP," which explored the Jesuit maxim, "Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man." The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse socio-economic backgrounds from all over England, to see if a class system was in place. By asking the children about their lives and their dreams, differences in attitudes and opportunity were observed. For almost almost 50 years, the filmmaker has interviewed the original group every seven years, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 56. From cab driver Tony, to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the iconoclast Neil, the present age brings more life-changing decisions and surprising developments. From success and disappointment, marriage and childbirth, to poverty and illness, nearly every fact of life is discussed with the group as they assess whether their lives have ultimately been ruled by circumstance or self-determination.