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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.


Josh Lawson


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





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 ... Dr. Barnes


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy about sex See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,118, 28 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,238, 9 August 2015
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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.
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Crazy Credits

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


Features The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »


Two Sleepy People
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser
Performed by Jean Sablon
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The Little Death - 8/10
19 February 2015 | by marc-243-908594See all my reviews

I've seen my fair share of comedies, to be honest its one of my favourite genre of film and television. However, when I sat down with my fiancé to watch The Little Death, I didn't quite expect the disturbing hilarity which ensued.

IMDb describes the film as "a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo." and I would certainly agree with them. Write and director, Josh Lawson (Anchorman 2), perfectly combines the awkwardness of discussing sex and fetishes with a funny and provocative insight into the lives of these fictional couples.

From foot fetishes to rape fantasies, nothing is off limits here and the unfortunate involvement of a sign language translator in a sex chat call tops it off perfectly and had me dreading the next scene for fear of my sides actually splitting.

In simple terms, The Little Death is a humorous take on some moderately serious views on modern day sex and gives the more vanilla viewer an insight into the lives of people who could easily be our neighbours.

My vote, 8/10. Just watch out for the resident sex offender, Gollywogs can be a frightening distraction....

Marc Tew entertainment.uk.to

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