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The real Nick Cave? In '20,000 Days on Earth,' take your pick
The real Nick Cave? In '20,000 Days on Earth,' take your pick

For a film that received two documentary prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, "20,000 Days on Earth" is very honest about how fake it is. Or rather, the film acknowledges that through a series of constructed scenarios and encounters it is able to reveal deeper truths about its subject, the musician and writer Nick Cave. The core of the film, which opens Friday in Los Angeles, is a series of unscripted conversations held in highly constructed environments. Cave sits for a session with a psychoanalyst. He drives around in a sleek luxury car and picks up for individual talks the actor Ray Winstone, singer Kylie Minogue and former collaborator Blixa Bargeld. There is time spent in...

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