20,000 Days on Earth Tuesday, 22 October 2019

20,000 Days on Earth

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong nudity and sexualised imagery.

  • The pitch:

    Embrace the disaster.

  • Starring:

    Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Blixa Bargeld, Darian Leader, Kylie Minogue, Ray Winstone, Susie Bick, Arthur Cave, Earl Cave

  • Directed by:

    Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Photograph of man being punched. Cannibalism, train-dodging mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood-splattered face (photo). Injection seen. Severed hand (prop).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Photographs/drawings of nude females, genitals, exposed breasts, pubic hair, erotic poses. Shirtless man, skimpy clothing, swimwear. Sexual acts, pornography discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer). Taking drugs, being a junkie, champagne, cocaine, heroin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, bastard. Slang for bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Nick Cave, childhood, memories, mortality, music, song recording, Nabokov's Lolita, theology, faith, Kylie Minogue, writing, The Bad Seeds, Brighton, philosophy, psychiatry, archives, self-invention, performing, 24 hours, The Birthday Party, Push The Sky Away, Scarface.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Childbirth scene. Deceased father discussed. Helicopter heard. Kangaroo, koala, birds, dog, sheep. Taxidermy birds. Eel cooked, eaten. Urination (photograph).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Essential, inspiring, insightful, candid, confessional, poetic, distinctive, imaginative, impressionistic, droll, haunting, disarming, resonant, self-mocking, bewitching, intense, innovative, playful, ambitious, fresh, polished, inventive, lyrical. Unusual approach, beautiful cinematography, dazzling opening sequence, stunning editing, ornately detailed production design, gorgeous widescreen images, dynamic sound mix.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Barely scratches the surface of the genius artist.

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