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Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days On Earth Trailer

Drama and reality combine in true Nick Cave fashion.

Nick Cave, 20 000 Days On Earth

The trailer for the docudrama 20,000 Days On Earth, starring Nick Cave, has officially been released. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard the film follows the Australian rock legend as he moves through his 20,000th day alive.

“We decided to go in a direction that combined reality with fantasy as seamlessly as possible — which, if you think about it, isn’t too far from the transaction between a rock star and his fans,” explained Iain Forsyth to The New York Times.

“People want desperately to enter the world Nick creates in his songs. You can look around when the Bad Seeds are playing and see precisely which version of Nick — the junkie, the outlaw, the lover — each person in the crowd wants to be.”

The film moves through improvised scenes of Cave going about a fictitious average day, having lunch with collaborator Warren Ellis, visiting the Nick Cave Archive and driving around Kylie Minogue.

“Memory is what we are, your very soul and your very reason for being alive is tied up in memory,” says Cave in the clip. “Those moments where the gears of the heart really change.” 20,000 Days On Earth has already won directing and editing awards at the Sundance film festival and will feature on the program for the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival which kicks off on July 31st.

The film will hit cinemas nation wide on August 21st.