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Last Days (2005)

R | | Drama, Music | 13 May 2005 (France)
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A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Writer:

Gus Van Sant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Blake
Lukas Haas ... Luke
Asia Argento ... Asia
Scott Patrick Green Scott Patrick Green ... Scott (as Scott Green)
Nicole Vicius ... Nicole
Ricky Jay ... Detective
Ryan Orion Ryan Orion ... Donovan
Harmony Korine ... Guy in Club
Rodrigo Lopresti ... Band in Club (as The Hermitt)
Kim Gordon ... Record Executive
Adam Friberg Adam Friberg ... Elder Friberg #1
Andy Friberg Andy Friberg ... Elder Friberg #2
Thadeus A. Thomas ... Yellow Book Salesman
Chip Marks Chip Marks ... Tree Trimmer
Kurt Loder ... TV Voiceover (voice)
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Storyline

Introspective artist Blake is buckling under the weight of fame, professional obligations and a mounting feeling of isolation. Dwarfed by towering trees, Blake slowly makes his way through dense woods. He scrambles down an embankment to a fresh spring and undresses for a short swim. The next morning he returns to his house, an elegant, if neglected, stone mansion. Many people are looking for Blake--his friends, his managers and record label, even a private detective--but he does not want to be found. In the haze of his final hours, Blake will spend most his time by himself. He avoids the people who are living in his house, who approach him only when they want something, be it money or help with a song. He hides from one concerned friend and turns away another. He visits politely with a stranger from the Yellow Pages sales department, and he ducks into an underground rock club. He wanders through the woods and he plays a new song, one last rock and roll blowout. Finally, alone in the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rock and roll will never die.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Days - Últimos Dias See more »

Filming Locations:

Garrison, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,556, 24 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$454,711, 28 August 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Last part of Gus Van Sant's 'Death' trilogy. The other two parts are Gerry (2002) and Elephant (2003). See more »

Goofs

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'm being treated like I'm a... like I'm a... fucking criminal, you know?
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Connections

References Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) See more »

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Seen as None
Written by Rodrigo Lopresti
Performed by Rodrigo Lopresti (as The Hermitt)
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What happened Gus????
25 June 2006 | by judiblueSee all my reviews

Just watched this movie a couple of hours ago. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I'm a big fan of Gus Van Sant so I wasn't prepared for this pretentious little number!! It was long, long, long. I sat with the remote control in my hand wanting to press the FF button but out of respect for this great director I chose not too. I hoped something towards the end might enlighten........nope. The actors however did a good job with what they were given and I did like the boys from 'the church of the Latter day saints' scene. Was it supposed to be based on Kurt Cobains last days?? I honestly hope that the good man Kurt did not spend his last days in such a boring capacity. I was also a fan of grunge in the 90's, I hoped for more of a grungy feel to the movie and maybe some more music. It was too light on music, drug scene etc. If you're after an entertaining, music-filled homage to Kurt Cobain..this is not the movie for you. Too soft for me


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