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Last Days -- A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Gus Van Sant (written by)
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Release Date:
13 May 2005 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Rock and roll will never die.
Plot:
A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Michael Pitt ... Blake

Lukas Haas ... Luke

Asia Argento ... Asia
Scott Patrick Green ... Scott (as Scott Green)

Nicole Vicius ... Nicole

Ricky Jay ... Detective
Ryan Orion ... Donovan

Harmony Korine ... Guy in Club

Rodrigo Lopresti ... Band in Club (as The Hermitt)

Kim Gordon ... Record Executive
Adam Friberg ... Elder Friberg #1
Andy Friberg ... Elder Friberg #2

Thadeus A. Thomas ... Yellow Book Salesman
Chip Marks ... Tree Trimmer

Kurt Loder ... TV Voiceover (voice)
Michael Azerrad ... TV Voiceover (voice)
Chris Monlux ... Phone Voice (voice)
Jack Gibson ... Phone Voice (voice)

Gus Van Sant ... Phone Voice (voice)
Dawnn Pavlonnis ... Phone Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Fenio ... Himself (uncredited)

Riley G. Matthews Jr. ... Coroner's Attendant (uncredited)
Giovanni Morassutti ... Band Fun (uncredited)

Ari Tomais ... Detective (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gus Van Sant 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gus Van Sant (written by)

Produced by
Jay Hernandez .... associate producer
Dany Wolf .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rodrigo Lopresti 
 
Cinematography by
Harris Savides 
 
Film Editing by
Gus Van Sant 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Grimes 
 
Set Decoration by
Sarah E. McMillan 
 
Costume Design by
Michelle Matland 
 
Makeup Department
Cassandra Saulter .... makeup artist
Cassandra Saulter .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Greg Spence .... post-production supervisor
Jen Wall .... production supervisor
Dany Wolf .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Truelove .... second assistant director
Dany Wolf .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Karen Cinorre .... props
Leslie Salter .... lead scenic (as Leslie Salter-Yacuk)
Greg Sullivan .... scenic
 
Sound Department
Felix Andrew .... sound mixer
Matt Dubin .... mixing recordist
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Neil Riha .... second sound mixer
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Lisa Varetakis .... supervising foley editor
 
Visual Effects by
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
 
Stunts
Riley G. Matthews Jr. .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Blauvelt .... assistant camera (as Chris Blauvelt)
James P. Dolan .... gaffer (as James Dolan)
John Flanagan .... electrician
Scott Patrick Green .... still photographer
Thomas Jirgal .... best boy grip
Patrick Lowry .... grip
Stephen MacDougall .... camera loader
Jason McCormick .... second assistant camera
Peter McEntyre .... best boy electric
Matías Mesa .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Sharon Blythe .... casting assistant
Lori Eastside .... additional casting
Jonathan Leeder .... casting associate
David Rapaport .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ghilaine Bouadana .... wardrobe production assistant
Amy Roth .... costume supervisor
Jonathan Schwartz .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bruce Bolden .... colorist
John Dowdell .... video colorist
Helen Hand .... first assistant editor
Eric Hill .... apprentice editor
Mato .... color timer
Josh Olive .... colorist: dailies
Beatrice Sisul .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ray Espinola Jr. .... music coordinator
Thurston Moore .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Kenny Gaskins .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Maxwell Anderson .... production assistant
Kari A. Coleman .... post-production office manager
Charlie Dibe .... production assistant
Lindsay Feldman .... assistant production office coordinator
Heather Gauntt .... assistant location manager
Joe Guest .... location manager
Randy Manion .... location scout
Rachel Neave .... story contributor
Ben Ruggiero .... production assistant
Maurice Sessoms .... additional production assistant
Beatrice Sisul .... dailies
Michele Soddano .... assistant accountant
Amy Teitter .... production assistant
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
Derek Yip .... post-production accountant
Derek Yip .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Francesco Clemente .... special thanks
Kurt Cobain .... dedicatee
Roger D. Faires .... special thanks
Kurt Loder .... special thanks
Chip Marks .... special thanks
Ann Roth .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
97 min | Argentina:97 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-7 | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
While the character of Blake is a thinly-veiled analogue of Kurt Cobain, both director Gus Van Sant and actress Asia Argento deny that her character is based on Courtney Love, Cobain's widow. Van Sant and Love are friends in real life, and he expressly avoided any reference to Love in the film, as he considers Cobain's suicide too painful a matter to confront for Love and the rest of Cobain's family to base a film around. Argento also cites the frequent demonization of Love by Cobain's fans as a reason to leave her character out of the film, as the widow has already suffered too much criticism surrounding the death of her husband.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Throughout the film Blake plays guitar both left handed and right handed. (Kurt Cobain - on whom Blake is reportedly based - played left handed.)See more »
Quotes:
Blake:I lost something on the way to wherever I am today.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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61 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
Smells like..., 30 August 2005
Author: scottseeger from Minneapolis

It's always difficult to recommend a movie like this. I don't think my friends would let me pick a movie again if I took them to this. Is it a good movie? Yes it is. Am I telling everyone I know about it? No, I'm telling everyone about the 40-Year-Old Virgin.

This film is similar in tone and mood to Van Sants previous film "Elephant" about a Columbine like massacre. This one is about the final days of Kurt Cobaine. I saw a review that used the word "careen", as in crooning toward your final destiny. Careening is a good word for a drug abuse movie like "Requiem for a Dream" but in this film, the tone is much more relaxed and observant. Nobody is careening in this film. In both films there is not much plot or characterization. It is shot in a documentary style where we simply observe what this character is doing. Both "Elephant" and "Final Days" remind me of those films in elementary school where you watch a film about people going about their normal daily routines. You watch with wide eyed curiosity about why the people are doing this. This doesn't mean the film is boring, it just means you have to be in a different mood. It did spark my curiosity.

I think "Elephant" is a superior movie to this one but I admire Van Sant for making these two unique films. Elephant simply has a more serine quality to it but if you loved "Elephant" then you will like "Last Days".

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