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Last Days (2005)

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Release Date
 USA: Jul 22, 2005
 UK: 2 Sep 2005
BoxOffice: $0.4M

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and some sexual content.

Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
HBO Films, Meno Film Company, Picturehouse Entertainment, Pie Films Inc.

Studio HBO Films

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Genre: Drama, Detectives, Gay/Lesbian

Tagline: Rock and roll will never die.

Plot: Inspired by the true story of Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the popular Seattle-based rock band Nirvana who committed suicide in 1994, director Gus Van Sant (ELEPHANT) presents this meditative journey through the last days in the life of fictional musician Blake (Michael Pitt). In a bewildered state of drug withdrawal, Blake stumbles through deep woods groaning and mumbling quietly. His words are only occasionally coherent, and even less occasionally audible. Thus, the focus is on Blake's tortured, slow-motion movements and his tangle of chin-length blond hair, which hangs like a mask over his face. Reaching a clearing, Blake enters a dilapidated mansion where he lives with four similarly confused young rockers. A string of foggy events follows in partially chronological order. Scenes overlap, allowing for minor details to be added later. This style hints at the insignificance of time--and of everything--from Blake's perspective.

Avoiding human contact, taking long walks, playing music, and hiding in the greenhouse, Blake nears his inevitable end. He digs up a parcel from the backyard, smokes a cigarette and painstakingly pours a bowl of Cocoa Krispies, changes into a black evening gown and grabs a rifle, answers the phone and says nothing when a voice asks him about an

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 Directed by
Gus Van Sant
Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, Elephant
 Written by
Gus Van Sant
Good Will Hunting, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Finding Forrester
Michael Pitt
The Village, Finding Forrester, Murder by Numbers
Lukas Haas
Mars Attacks!, Witness, Everyone Says I Love You
Asia Argento
xXx, Land of the Dead, Marie Antoinette
Kurt Loder
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Fear of a Black Hat, Belly
Gus Van Sant
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks, On the Set of 'Elephant': Rolling Through Time
Scott Patrick Green
My Own Private Idaho
Nicole Vicius
Half Nelson, The House Is Burning, Voodoo Doll
 Music By
Rodrigo Lopresti
Bringing Rain, Delirious



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