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20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

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Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Himself
Susie Bick ...
Herself (as Susie Cave)
Darian Leader ...
Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Herself
Arthur Cave ...
Himself
Earl Cave ...
Himself
Thomas Wydler ...
Himself
Martyn Casey ...
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Conway Savage ...
Himself
Jim Sclavunos ...
Himself
Barry Adamson ...
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George Vjestica ...
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Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Written by Pulse Films

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18 November 2014 (USA)  »

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20 000 dni na Ziemi  »

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$27,879 (USA) (19 September 2014)

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$277,770 (USA) (2 January 2015)
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Nick Cave: To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all, because the worth of the idea never becomes apparent until you do it.
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The credits are shown over a twilight scene of Brighton, shot from the sea. See more »

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References King Creole (1958) See more »

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Higgs Boson Blues
Written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Published by Mute Song Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Bad Seed Ltd
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Any creative person needs to watch this film
10 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Any creative person needs to see this. Musician, writer, anything, if this film doesn't inspire you, then it will surely influence. Personally, Cave's very frank and fascinating philosophies on the creative process were stirring, moving even, especially when one of these ideas is laid out in the narration and followed by a very up close and personal live performance. Or, a ten minute, uninterrupted sequence of the band jamming out a song. It was in that latter scene you can see the conducting skills Cave possesses, as while playing the piano he is leading the band into the song's dips and crescendos. This look into the journey an idea goes on until it becomes a story, or a song in this instance, is almost intimate and extremely honest, while still managing not to spill too many beans. The unconventional nature of the film helps this aspect.

I really do think that if you write or create in any way, watch this film as soon as you can. I'm having to stop myself from going to see it again three days after i saw it. Note: this is not a documentary, but it isn't a movie either, as you'd normally think of it anyways. This film is most certainly unique, and one of the most thought provoking pieces of art that I ever ever seen, read or heard. Even his conversation with pop-singer Kylie Minogue (sp?) was interesting, as they candidly discuss different issues related to performing on a stage.

Not much action physically, but the way Cave is so spiritual about how he see and treats the creative process makes every second riveting. I didn't want it to end. For me, this was inspiring on a level that I have never felt before.


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