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20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • 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
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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.

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Nick Cave drives Kylie Minogue in a scene from 20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth [15] 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 Earth

15 Sep 20144 stars

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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