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49 Up

Director - Michael Apted
Run Time - 135 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD
Year - 2006
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Adolescence, Aging, Anthropology, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, Family Relations

Institutional DVD Price: $195

Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.”

Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives.

From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 49 more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed.

An extraordinary look at the structure of life in the 20th century, The UP Series is, according to critic Roger Ebert, “an inspired, almost noble use of the film medium. Apted penetrates to the central mystery of life.”

"Cinema's longest-running and most fascinating experiment! " - The New York Times

"One of the supreme creations of documentary filmmaking. Riveting!" -

"Moving and ambitious in scale like nothing else in cinema." - Village Voice

"A stunningly comprehensive document of life in the late 20th century and at the turn of the millennium, 49 UP is more than a film. It’s an affirmation of life that feels like a gift." - Los Angeles Times

"Easily one of the most fascinating sociological experiments in not just film history but history itself."
- Premiere Magazine