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20.000 Days on Earth

20.000 Days on Earth

United Kingdom
2014 — 97 min / Colour



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.

Official Trailer

Directors' Biography

Visual artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard met while studying Goldsmiths College in London in the mid-nineties. They have worked together ever since. 20,000 Days on Earth is their first feature film. They pioneered the use of re-enactment in contemporary art and became known for their recreations of highly-charged cultural moments, such as their critically acclaimed A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide, a painstakingly faithful live re-creation of David Bowie’s final performance as Ziggy Stardust exactly 25 years later.

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Iain Forsyth

Jane Pollard


James Wilson

Dan Bowen


Erik Wilson


Jonathan Amos

Kevin Paul

Screenings & Awards

DokuFest, Kosovo, 2014

Sundance, United States, 2014
The World Documentary Directing Award

Berlinale, Germany, 2014

Visions du Réel , France, 2014