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The Little Death

“A homegrown comedy about sex, love, relationships and the taboo”

SBS

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Comedy

97 min

2014

Josh Lawson

synopsis

A comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo, The Little Death is a laugh-out-loud funny, honest and ultimately moving look at the secret sex lives of five ordinary couples. Maeve has a dangerous sexual fantasy that Paul struggles to fulfill, Evie and Dan reignite their spark with role-play, Rowena discovers she finds pleasure in her husband Richard’s pain, while Phil finds a newfound love for his wife Maureen in

her quieter moments, and Monica and Sam become caught up in a dirty and chaotic phone call. Writer/Director Josh Lawson brings together an ensemble of Australia’s finest talent to explore the strange, hilarious and sometimes disastrous places our desire can take us in pursuit of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy; a moment the French call ‘la petite mort’ – the little death.

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cast:

Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box, Patrick Brammall, Alan Dukes, Lisa McCune, Erin James, TJ Power, Kim Gygnell, Lachy Hulme

crew:

Josh Lawson, Stephen Boyle, Jamie Hilton, Phil Hunt, Michael Petroni, Josh Pomeranz, Michael Pontin, Matt Reeder, Compton Ross

fan quotes:

"Great film, well worth the watch!" - John Smith

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