Stories of Lost Souls

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Stories of Lost Souls
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Directed byMark Palansky
Deborra-Lee Furness
Andrew Upton
Col Spector
Toa Stappard
William Garcia
Illeana Douglas
Paul Holmes
Produced byThomas Bannister
StarringJosh Hartnett
Hugh Jackman
Cate Blanchett
Keira Knightley
Paul Bettany
James Gandolfini
Jeff Goldblum
Daryl Hannah
Billy Boyd
Distributed byAmerica Video Films
Release date
  • February 3, 2005 (2005-02-03) (United States)
  • August 27, 2007 (2007-08-27) (United Kingdom)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
United Kingdom

Stories of Lost Souls is a compilation of eight cinematic stories of lonely souls in unexpected situations starring many of cinema's biggest names including Josh Hartnett, Hugh Jackman, Keira Knightley, Cate Blanchett, James Gandolfini, Paul Bettany, Illeana Douglas and directed by eight different directors including Deborra-Lee Furness and Mark Palansky.

Stories of Lost Souls was executive produced by Thomas Bannister.


Some versions of the film do not feature "Sniper 470" but start with "The Same" and feature "Supermarket".

The Same

Directed by Mark Palansky - Starring Josh Hartnett - Starring Jason Acuña, Jacqui Maxwell

A creepy house. Every night a dwarf awaits for his beautiful neighbor to return. He will do anything to win the girl of his dreams, including one terrible crime: He kills another one of his neighbors and, for some unknown reason, chops off that neighbors legs. When he exits the crime scene, the girl sees him and uncovers her own legs, which look like porcelain (?).

Standing Room Only

Directed by Deborra-Lee Furness - Starring Hugh Jackman, Michael Gambon, Joanna Lumley, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

The story revolves around a group of people waiting in line for a performance.


Directed by Andrew Upton - Starring Cate Blanchett

The haunting story of a woman slipping into insanity. Julie-Anne, a marginally successful career woman, is preparing dinner for her gruff and unsympathetic mother. As she cooks the mashed potatoes and sausages, she tells an indifferent audience of her mother and cat about a recent promotion at work. As she rants about her job it becomes apparent that she is in the middle of a mental breakdown that culminates in burned sausage and mashed potatoes all over the floor.

New Year's Eve

Directed by Col Spector - Starring Keira Knightley

The story of a seductive temptress at a New Year's Eve party.

Euston Road

Written by Tristram Pye and Directed by Toa Stappard - Starring Paul Bettany

A fast car. Two men talking in a hotel bar. Seven questions in eight minutes. And it is 9 pm on Euston Road. Figure it out.

A Whole New Day

Directed by William Garcia - Starring James Gandolfini

The story of an abusive alcoholic who wakes up in an abandoned apartment after a black-out. A man on the floor comes to consciousness in an empty apartment - no furniture, no decor on the walls, no gas in the stove. He has only his cell phone, a jacket, and a hangover. Elsewhere in the city, his wife is in a kitchen, harried by three rambunctious children, angry at her husband. She leaves a message on his cell phone that the marriage is over. He calls his friend Jimmy to tell him to bring over some beer. Then, a young woman he does not know walks into the apartment. What is going on?


Directed by Illeana Douglas - Starring Daryl Hannah, Jeff Goldblum and Illeana Douglas

The story of a woman who works at a supermarket where Daryl Hannah continually slacks off, nearly drooling fans stalk her, and Jeff Goldblum comes in to shop for pastries.

Sniper 470

Directed by Paul Holmes - Starring Billy Boyd

A futuristic tale of a lone sniper on a mission in outerspace.

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