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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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Josh Lawson

Writer:

Josh Lawson
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bojana Novakovic ... Maeve
Josh Lawson ... Paul
Damon Herriman ... Dan
Kate Mulvany ... Evie
Kate Box ... Rowena
Patrick Brammall ... Richard
Alan Dukes ... Phil
Lisa McCune ... Maureen
Erin James ... Monica
T.J. Power ... Sam (as TJ Power)
Kim Gyngell ... Steve
Lachy Hulme ... Kim
Paul Gleeson ... Counselor
Nell Nell ... Roxy the Dog
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Dr. Barnes
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Storyline

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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Sexual hangups and all that jazz. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,118, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$18,238

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$601,162
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Australian comedian and impromptu lifeguard Troy Kinne received special thanks for his help with the script, being a comedy thermometer for jokes landing. See more »

Quotes

Dan: [playing a scene] Miss Redding.
Evie: Detective.
Dan: I'm going to need to ask you a few questions, if that's alright.
Evie: Depends.
Dan: On what?
Evie: On whether you're the good cop or the bad cop. Which one are ya?
Dan: Guess.
Evie: Good cop.
Dan: Guess again.
[pause]
[...]
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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
Performed by Melanie
Written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
Published by © 1971 EMI April Music Inc
Licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
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A comedy about sex that is sexy and funny
5 April 2015 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

This is the Hollywood's golden fleece, the sex comedy that Hollywood is always trying to make, and reliably always falls flat on its face with. And amazingly, all of a sudden there is this tiny movie that nobody counted on, and it's perfect, and it's from Australia.

It's not even that it's an "alternative" film. The actors have that glossy soap-opera-star quality to them that I hate so much about Hollywood. They live in better apartments than me, they drive better cars then me (or, they drive cars), their engagement rings are way clunkier than anything I could afford. One major difference between this and the standard Hollywood fare is that the whole shindig is never trying to suck up to me by trying to make me feel like I'm part of this world. Most of all, though, the script is simply outstanding. As it should be if someone has to invest a mountain of money to turn it into a movie. Next, the actors know their craft. They're not just better looking people whom someone has put in front of a camera. And that's pretty much all their is to the big mystery why Hollywood apparently can't make a good sex comedy.

PS: This movie entertained me while I was watching it, and kept me thinking afterwards.


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