20,000 Days on Earth Wednesday, 08 April 2020

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)


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


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


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


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


    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.


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


    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.


    Barely scratches the surface of the genius artist.

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