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
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 »
[playing a scene]
I'm going to need to ask you a few questions, if that's alright.
On whether you're the good cop or the bad cop. Which one are ya?
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Diagrams from medical/ anatomical text and sexual guides appear behind the initial section of the credits. See more »
Performed by The Chordettes
Written by Pat Ballard
Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co, Inc
A division of MPL Music Publishing Inc (ASCAP)
By kind permission Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc
By arrangement with Nola Leone / Ace Music Services, LLC See more »
Good but highly uneven...
"The Little Death" is a strange film about sexual fantasies...the sorts of fantasies most people in this movie have great difficulty discussing with their partners. If couples saw this film together, perhaps it would be a great way to get them to open up and discuss their darker or stranger desires....so "The Little Death" might be great to share with someone you love. However, I have a few caveats...mostly because the film never is exactly a comedy nor a dark and disturbing picture...it's both. So, for every wonderful and interesting story, there is another that is far more difficult and problematic...and some of them are actually pretty violent and disturbing. I really wish the film had kept a slightly more positive and funny mood...especially at the end, where you have a wonderful segment involving a deaf man and his interpreter....and only moments later, two other people brutally die! The juxtaposition of the funny with the dark is not something I loved. Now having dark fantasies isn't the problem...one lady in the film does have a very common but dark fantasy....it's that the film is funny, tragic and sad all at the same time...an I can imagine that instead of opening up a dialog or leading to a very passionate night, the film might just achieve the opposite because of the strange and ever-changing mood in the movie....too much so to make it a great film but still enjoyable enough that you might enjoy the story overall despite its flaws.
By the way, if you normally use closed captions, you might want to turn them off in the final segment involving the sign language interpreter. This is because the film's open captions and the closed captions added later get transposed and you see words to the song being played and not the interpretation of the conversation in Australian sign language. I mention Australian, because I am reasonably fluent in American sign language but cannot fully comprehend what they are saying and needed these captions...especially since Australian 'dirty' signs (signs for sex) are often not the same as the American ones!
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