Pioneering alt-rock songwriter/musician/poet Nick Cave presents the story of his life so far in the guise of a fictitious “day in the life” film. This Sundance fave follows Nick around to rehearsals and visits with band members and friends (Blixa Bargeld, Kylie Minogue, Ray Winstone).
Notable is a staged psychotherapy session that, when you think about it, is the perfect alternative to an interview for discussing Cave’s psyche and influences. The production values are impressive, matching the Gothic-grit intensity and innovation of the musician’s work—and there’s lots of music. Well done! Japanese title: Nick Cave: 20,000 Days on Earth. (97 min)