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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Michael Pitt
Lukas Haas
Asia Argento
Directors
Gus Van Sant
Screenwriters
Gus Van Sant
Running Time
97 minutes

Last Days
A beguiling work of some beauty, this is a further move into a world of hypnotic, observational cinema for Gus Van Sant.


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Last Days

Plot
Depressed and alienated rock star Blake (played by Michael Pitt, based on Kurt Cobain) is holed up in a country retreat with a smattering of hangers-on. Uncommunicative and incapable of even preparing breakfast, Blake drifts towards suicide while his companions party on oblivious…


Verdict
A beguiling work of some beauty, this is a further move into a world of hypnotic, observational cinema for Gus Van Sant. But in the end, the detached style has the power to alienate as much as to enthral.


Reviewed by Steve O'Hagan

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