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David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 7 January 2017 (UK)
A documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus".


Francis Whately
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Earl Slick Earl Slick ... Himself
Gail Ann Dorsey Gail Ann Dorsey ... Herself
Gerry Leonard Gerry Leonard ... Himself
Catherine Russel Catherine Russel ... Herself
Sterling Campbell Sterling Campbell ... Himself
Tony Visconti Tony Visconti ... Himself
Zachary Alford Zachary Alford ... Himself
David Torn ... Himself
Geoff MacCormack Geoff MacCormack ... Himself
Mike Garson ... Himself
Ava Cherry Ava Cherry ... Herself
Carlos Alomar Carlos Alomar ... Himself
Reeves Gabrels Reeves Gabrels ... Himself
Floria Sigismondi ... Herself


A documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus".

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7 January 2017 (UK) See more »

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David Bowie - Die letzten Jahre See more »

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David Bowie never talks to camera, just comments some events as narrator. See more »


David Bowie, Himself: You know that feeling you get in the car when somebody accelerates very, very fast and you're not driving. You get that thing in the chest when you're being forced backwards and you think, "Oh", and you're not sure if you like it or not. It's that kind of feeling. That's what success was like. The first thrust of being totally unknown into being what seemed to be very quickly known. It was very frightening for me.
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Absolutely Brilliant
8 January 2017 | by lnking-23180See all my reviews

Being born in 1960 I had the privilege of listening to David Bowie and watching his TV and movie performances for most of my life. This documentary really shows his ability and love of his craft right to the unfortunate end. I hope many people can take from this who suffer in any way what true strength and heart can do. I hope even though he's gone that the current and coming generations will appreciate his pure talent was and I believe this film shows just that. Bravo Tony Visconti, Carlos Alamar and others who knew him for your support and help through his career and your presence in this documentary. Having those only who actually knew him and not others who can only comment on his talent was a relief. Of all the documentaries I've watched through the years about someone famous this is the only one I give 10/10.

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