20,000 Days on Earth Poster

Release Date: September 19th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
A therapist's questions and a visit to a voluminous archive propel a dramatization of a day in the life of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave.

Cast: Nick Cave, Darian Leader, Blixa Bargeld, Kylie Minogue, Ray Winstone, Warren Ellis

Director: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: British Film Institute, Film4

Distributors: Drafthouse Films

Keywords: Emotional, Transformation, London

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What makes 20,000 Days on Earth distinctive is that it provides an overview of the man and his art while creating the illusion that this has come together organically -- out of poetic ruminations, casual encounters, ghost-like visitations and good old Freudian psychoanalysis. show more

  • It’s right up there with the best rock documentaries. That is, if you can call it a documentary. show more

  • It's a wondrous mix of the momentous and mundane, the profound and the perverse, with Cave blues-talking his way through the goofy juxtapositions, the darkness, and the light. show more

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Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)