I watched this documentary this morning and I must say it is quite haunting, troubling and sad. It's the story of Joyce Vincent, who one day in December 2003, bought some groceries, came home to her London flat, fixed herself supper, wrapped some Christmas presents, turned on her television, sat on the floor and leaned back against her couch, and died at the age of 38. The story isn't of how or why she died, because no one knows. Instead, it is the story of what happened after, which was nothing. No one knew about it and no one seemed to notice she had disappeared--not even her family. Her body was discovered three years later when authorities tried to evict her for failing to pay her rent. The television was still on.
Dreams of a Life is made up mostly of interviews with people who had known her, as well as dramatized clips using actors (Vincent was portrayed by Zawe Ashton). She had led quite an interesting life, having actually met several famous people, and had apparently briefly flirted with attempting to begin a singing career.
I saw it on Netflix, of course. If you have Netflix streaming and have 90 minutes to spend on a story that is both fascinating and somewhat depressing, I recommend it.