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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.

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Josh Lawson

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Josh Lawson
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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 ... 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
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sexual hangups and all that jazz. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Director Josh Lawson said in an interview that he "wanted the last 20 minutes to feel like almost a sexual experience, so that the audience nearly orgasms at the climax and they walk away needing a cigarette and a cold shower". See more »

Quotes

Evie: [Interrupting Dan watching TV, after shutting it off] I love you.
Dan: How is that important? Give me the remote.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Remade as Kiki, Love to Love (2016) See more »

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The Glory of Love
Performed by Gyan
Written by Billy Hill
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co, Inc
Courtesy of The Museagency
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Best Aussie Comedy since The Castle
3 September 2014 | by troy_spacie66See all my reviews

Finally...

With The Little Death I feel like we've finally turned a corner with Australian films - especially comedies. Writer/Director Josh Lawson has put together a brilliantly funny, original film that needs to be seen.

The Little Death examines several suburban Austalian couples' and how their sex lives and fantasies affect their relationships. As Josh's character Paul mentions in a scene, "Whatever happened to good old, run of the mill sex? People have to complicate it with all this kinky stuff".

Each couple have a fascinating, hilarious, heart-warming story that never seems over the top. This movie is laugh-out-loud hilarious, and I can't remember the last time we got that in an Australian comedy. Do yourself a favour - do not miss this movie!!!


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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,118, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$18,238

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$601,162
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2.39 : 1
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