20,000 Days on Earth


Reviews
"I had very high expectations of the film, and it met or exceeded them all. Just fabulous!"--Radio Times
Absolutely, completely loved it."--Danny Leigh - Film 2014
"I LOVED it. It was beautiful and inspiring and funny."--Guardian
"Enthralling, provocative and... surprisingly moving"--Evening Standard
"Incredible. Puts most music films to shame. So inventive and inspiring"--Time Out
"Simply astounding, razor sharp, dynamic"--Variety

20,000 Days on Earth is a bold and unique look at one of music's most mysterious and charismatic figures, the iconic musician and writer Nick Cave. Defying traditional rock documentary aesthetics, directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard push the genre to unexplored territory, presenting a vision of an artist in a way that is unconventional yet undeniably intimate, while also exploring more universal themes of creativity and how we choose to spend our time on the Earth. It ruthlessly deconstructs two very different artforms, music and documentary, yet takes nothing away from the everyday reality or magic of its main subject. The film presents Cave's personal analysis of his own life and creative processes. He shares humorous tales of times past with bandmate and frequent collaborator Warren Ellis, and engages in enlightening discussion with those who have affected his life both professionally and personally, including former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld, actor friend Ray Winstone, and perhaps most notably Kylie Minogue, with whom Cave collaborated on his breakout hit Where the Wild Roses Grow in 1995. These segments are presented in an almost daydream-like form, as Cave sits behind the wheel reflecting on his experiences while driving through his adopted home town of Brighton.
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Special Features

Over 45 minutes of extra material including:
* The Making of 20,000 Days on Earth
* Trailer
* Bonus scenes:
- Outtake: Nick and Kylie performing Where the Wild Roses Grow at Koko in London
- Outtake: Nick and Ray Winstone talking about fish and chips
- Outtake: The Archive - Words and making lists
- Outtake: The Archive - Statue and Australia's big things
- Outtake: The Archive - Sending reviews to mother
- Outtake: Rehearsal - song Your Funeral My Trial
- Outtake: Rehearsal - song Stranger Than Kindness
- Outtake: The Interview - talking to Darian Leader about Blixa Bargeld
- Outtake: The Interview - taking to Darian Leader about words
- Outtake: The Interview - talking to Darian Leader about entering other worlds
- Outtake: Nick and the band recording backing vocals in the studio
- Outtake: Warren Ellis playing violin on Jubilee Street in the studio
- Outtake: Nick and band demoing song in Brighton ('See That Girl...')


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