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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 »
Genre:
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:
Rock star's last days, lost, desperate, & alone, beautifully filmed See more (264 total) »

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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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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:
Seven years before production, 14-year-old Holger Thaarup of Denmark was originally cast as the lead, Blake. He didn't speak any English and Gus Van Sant intended the role to be silent; Van Sant then met 17-year-old Michael Pitt and cast him instead.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: One of the LDS missionaries that visits the house is wearing a light blue shirt. LDS missionaries are only permitted to wear non-decorative white shirts with dark pants/suits, and a conservative tie. The missionaries also carried no pamphlets, visual aids, appointment books, or their own complete sets of scriptures, which is highly unlikely for door-to-door proselytizing.See more »
Quotes:
Record Executive:Do you say, "I'm sorry, that I'm a rock & roll cliche?"See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in In Paris (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Venus in FursSee more »

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130 out of 213 people found the following review useful.
Rock star's last days, lost, desperate, & alone, beautifully filmed, 15 May 2005
Author: yokosamz from France

Gus Van Sant, just as he had done in Gerry and in Elephant, has taken a real-life mystery, and filled in some of the trivial missing parts with his imagination. I haven't seen Gerry or Elephant, but this time he has created a masterpiece.

The movie follows Blake, an isolated young rebel, who is a "rock-and-roll cliché", during the last days of his life. We see him mumbling to himself, and he seems incoherent, unable to stay awake. He is constantly running away, pursued by everyone, but unable to face his obligations. He is dragging himself through life.

The atmosphere of the whole movie is determined by the characters' state of mind. Every single element conveys the despair and pointlessness of Blake's existence, and the blurry thoughts that might be going through his brain. But these ugly days are filmed with an unsympathetic, contemplative and poetic eye. Every shot has the rare beauty of a renaissance painting. All the other elements fit together in perfect harmony: the music, the sounds that have no apparent source but the inside of Blake's head, and Michael Pitt's song "From Death to Birth" sent shivers down my back. The song, and all the actors' performances are authentic, personal and uncompromising.

Another thing: it was a very pleasant surprise to see a movie about the death of a rock star that's not filled with trashy violence aimed to shock and move viewers.

Forget about who Kurt Cobain was, and about his legend, this movie is not about him. Forget about the critics and the Cannes Film Festival, it's not about them either. Last days is a sincere and personal movie by people who apparently respect Kurt's memory. At least enough to tell a touching and aesthetic story inspired by his ordeal.

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