In the 2015 British import, Marsan plays a quiet man who deals with death for a living. He's a case worker who contacts relatives of the recently deceased. He requests that the survivors get involved with the funeral arrangements. He works to bring dignity to the dead because the people whose cases he handles died alone. Loved ones had pulled away from them and didn't keep in touch. He himself is like the deceased. There is no loved one who keeps in touch with him. That's a shame because he's a very dear man. He lives alone. He eats alone.
At the funeral services, he's often the only person in the pews. John May, the case worker, is not a dull man even though his work and environment at work and at home seem sterile. As he goes about his commitment to the dead, his life changes and takes on some color. Something sweet and unexpected enters his world. Here's a trailer for STILL LIFE: