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20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth 15 rating

The myths and minutiae of musician Nick Cave are explored in the course of this fictional portrait, following 24 hours in the life of a cultural icon.

Documentary 2014 93 mins

Director: Iain Forsyth

Overview

The myths and minutiae of musician Nick Cave are explored in the course of this fictional portrait, following 24 hours in the life of a cultural icon. Inspired by a line in an old notebook, Cave ruminates on a life spent in artistic endeavour, looking back on the many diverse inspirations and collaborators (Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue) that have contributed to his incessant creative cycle.

In allowing Cave a free expressionist take on his own legend, directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard construct a fascinating testament to the spirit of self-invention and embellished biography. The result is a stylish and sophisticated tribute to a singular talent.