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20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, Music | 18 November 2014 (USA)
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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 & 15 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cave ... Himself
Susie Bick Susie Bick ... Herself (as Susie Cave)
Darian Leader Darian Leader ... Himself
Warren Ellis ... Himself
Ray Winstone ... Himself
Blixa Bargeld ... Himself
Kylie Minogue ... Herself
Arthur Cave Arthur Cave ... Himself
Earl Cave ... Himself
Thomas Wydler Thomas Wydler ... Himself
Martyn Casey Martyn Casey ... Himself
Conway Savage ... Himself
Jim Sclavunos Jim Sclavunos ... Himself
Barry Adamson Barry Adamson ... Himself
George Vjestica George Vjestica ... Himself


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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Release Date:

18 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

20 000 dni na Ziemi See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,879, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$277,770, 2 January 2015
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nick Cave: The first time I saw Susie was at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and when she came walking in, all the things I had obsessed over for all the years - pictures of movies stars, Jenny Agutter in the billabong, Anita Ekberg in the fountain, Ali MacGraw in her black tights, images from the TV when I was a kid, Barbara Eden and Elizabeth Montgomery and Abigail, Miss World competitions, Marilyn Monroe and Jennifer Jones and Bo Derek and Angie Dickinson as Police Woman, Maria Falconetti and ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits are shown over a twilight scene of Brighton, shot from the sea. See more »


Features The Johnny Cash Show (1969) See more »


Jubilee Street
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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Watch for inspiration. I try to not to take it too seriously re: Cave, but seriously for myself.
25 May 2015 | by bonstanceSee all my reviews

Let me preface by saying that I am a Nick Cave fan. I see a lot of live music and a Grinderman concert I saw a few years ago is by far the best show I have ever seen in my life. Cave is a force, he has people around him who fit and compliment his energy.

I understand the poor reviews. I get it. Especially when you watch the special features clip about Nick Cave at one point wanting to erect a bronze statue of himself on a horse in his home town in Australia, a town that he says doesn't really mean much to him now. Even the "archivist" asked if Cave was joking. Cave said he was/is serious.

It doesn't matter if he was/is serious.

My take-away from this film, beautifully constructed and filmed (and yes, there's a lot of self-serving and navel-gazing, some eye-rolling monologue) is this: keep making and keep doing to create a life with any meaning, no matter what it is you make/do. None of this, nothing anyone writes or sings or creates will really matter decades or (if lucky/effective/memorable) centuries from now.

I tend to be really embarrassed for people who think too much of themselves or who lay it all out for everyone to see (I can't even watch an episode of American Idol, I get so uncomfortable). But this film helped me put it all in perspective. The days are counting on for all of us. So go on, get it done, get your bronze butt up on that horse and ride.

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