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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:
In Utero See more (265 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)

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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Did You Know?

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:
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:
Detective:Then one day he thought the way to make money there are a lot of people who had exotic backgrounds in vaudeville. There was a Chinese magician named Ching Ling Foo who was doing really well. So Billy Robinson sort of disappeared and he resurfaced as a Chinese magician named Chung Ling Soo...See more »
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19 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
In Utero, 24 September 2006
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

"Last Days", Gus Van Sant's experimental film loosely inspired by Kurt Cobain's, err, last days, is not one of his best, but it's certainly not the worst (the "Psycho" remake, anyone?). Even though it's not half as poignant as the previous "Elephant", which has similar style, I admire Van Sant for daring to make such a personal, non-commercial film. "Last Days" is slow, hard to watch, "boring" as some people say, but that suits a brave attempt to show some moments of a troubled musician, "Blake" (Michael Pitt, from the wonderful "The Dreamers"), who seems completely lost and away from reality, trying to escape from himself in his house, surrounded by "friends" who are only interested in his money. Nothing "happens", like everybody says, throughout the film, and Van Sant partially succeeds in showing us the big empty inside and around Blake with bitter, raw strength. Pitt's performance is low-key at most, and Ricky Jay ("Magnolia") and Lukas Haas ("Witness"), two criminally underrated actors, don't disappoint in their small roles. We can't say anyone in the cast stands out, though, because this is a movie where the scenery (the house, the forest) is the biggest character, eating Blake up.

"Last Days" didn't engage me enough to make me want to re-watch it, but I didn't regret watching it. Far from being a masterpiece, but worth seeing if you're looking for a different option and are interested in the main subject, of course. This is not a movie for a Kelly Clarkson or Lindsay Lohan fan, but please don't say this is the biggest piece of pretentious crap out there - I'm pretty sure Björk|Matthew Barney's "Drawing Restraint 9" is a lot worse.

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