20,000 Days on Earth
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Iain Forsyth/Jane Pollard
- Written by: Nick Cave, Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard
- Cast: Blixa Bargeld, Susie Bick, Arthur Cave
- UK release: 19 September 2014
- Website: www.20000daysonearth.com
Existentialist pseudo-documentary telling the seductive and quasi-truthful story of Nick Cave, starring and co-written by the man himself. With guest appearances from Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue and psychoanalyst Darian Leader, it's a mischievous and fiercely beautiful amalgam which sweeps you up in its embrace before sending you swooning from the cinema.
Genesis, London E1 (0.0 miles)
Thu 31 May
20,000 Days on Earth  Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, UK, 2014, 97 mins
20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is a bold look at one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures - Nick Cave. Although it contains electrifying scenes of performance, both in the studio and on tour, it defies normal rock-u-mentary style and aesthetics. Directors Forsyth and Pollard push the genre to unexplored territory, offering a vision of Cave that is unconventional yet undeniably intimate.
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20,000 Days on Earth15 Sep 2014
This eclectic pseudo-doc paints a fittingly askew portrait of the musician Nick Cave
20,000 Days on Earth spins the seductive, semi-truthful story of Nick Cave. It's an existentialist pseudo-documentary, taking in love, death and memories as well as the art of song-writing, storytelling and performance. With its theme of self…
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