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The Little Death (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.


Josh Lawson


Josh Lawson
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Bojana Novakovic ... Maeve
Josh Lawson ... Paul
Damon Herriman ... Dan
Kate Mulvany ... Evie
Kate Box ... Rowena
Patrick Brammall ... Richard
Alan Dukes ... Phil
Lisa McCune ... Maureen
Erin James Erin James ... Monica
T.J. Power ... Sam (as TJ Power)
Kim Gyngell ... Steve
Lachy Hulme ... Kim
Paul Gleeson ... Counselor
Nell Nell ... Roxy the Dog
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Dr. Barnes


The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all. The little Death explores why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy? Written by Anonymous

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A comedy about sex See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The title comes from a 19th century euphemism for orgasm, originally the French "la petite Morte". See more »


Dan: Your blowjobs... aren't... very... good.
Evie: They're not... They're not that bad.
Dan: They are.
Evie: Well, you remember the last time you went down on me, Dan? 'Cause I don't.
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Crazy Credits

Diagrams from medical/ anatomical text and sexual guides appear behind the initial section of the credits. See more »


References Philadelphia (1993) See more »


Performed by Sleeping At Last
Written by Ryan O'Neal
Published by SWSide Songs / Mushroom Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of Asteroid B-612
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You will be rolling in the aisles
5 December 2014 | by nikkdSee all my reviews

This film was written directed and completed to perfection. Initially I was a bit hesitant about getting tickets for it at TIFF. But my instinct and intuition told me to go for it. And as is the case most of the time it was a winner. From the start to the finish the whole theatre was trying to anticipate what would happen next. Never knowing and never being able to foresee the next scene.

With every scene change, with every twist and turn we we laughing hysterically. I viewed a number of good films at TIFF this year, like every other year. But this well be one I see again, and have already recommended it to all of my fiends. You must see this film as soon as you can, and i am sure you will find it entertaining, refreshing, enlightening and compared to most of the films out their today this is like a breath of fresh air.

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,118, 28 June 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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