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The Little Death (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.

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The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all. The little Death explores why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy? Written by Anonymous

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A comedy about sex

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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$3,118 (USA) (26 June 2015)

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$18,238 (USA) (7 August 2015)
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Trivia

When asked what was the craziest fetish he came across in his research, director Josh Lawson said that "it's one that isn't in the movie, but it's the fetish of having your eyeball licked". See more »

Quotes

Steve: [to Maeve, Paul and Dan respectively in 3 different scenes] I am required by federal law to inform you that I am a convicted sex offender.
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Crazy Credits

Diagrams from medical/ anatomical text and sexual guides appear behind the initial section of the credits. See more »

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Features The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Brand New Key
Written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
Performed by Melanie
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Quirky and unusual, funny and dramatic
9 February 2015 | by (new zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a really clever film. In that it covers several couples' stories you could maybe say it's like a thinking person's Valentine's Day or Love Actually. But the writing and acting are far superior.

The couples are all real, cringingly-so in some cases. There are some hilarious moments (especially the sign language translation call) and some scary, sad and ironic parts too.

Some of the characters are more likable than others. There is some political incorrectness and a small amount of nudity.

Definitely recommend this for a break from Hollywood action thrillers or sickly sweet rom coms.


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