The Little Death

June 26th, 2015


The Little Death

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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.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 7.1/10 (11,934 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Josh Lawson

Stars: Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Josh Lawson

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?

Bojana Novakovic - Maeve
Damon Herriman - Dan
Josh Lawson - Paul
Stephanie May - Mourner
Lachy Hulme - Kim
Tasneem Roc - Yael
Ben Lawson - Glenn
Erin James - Monica
T.J. Power - Sam
Lisa McCune - Maureen
Patrick Brammall - Richard
Kate Mulvany - Evie
Kate Box - Rowena
Hiroshi Kasuga - A Member of Board of Directors
Darren Gallagher - Waiter

Country: Australia

Language: English

Release Date: 26 June 2015

Filming Locations: Sydney, Australia

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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 »

User Review


Rating: 10/10

The first thing I did after watching the film was check social media - was it just me or did everyone else agree this was a great flick? Happily it wasn't just me, I couldn't find a bad tweet. Yes, it's an awkward topic, and not that I'm a prude but I did have trepidations about going to see a movie about sexual fetishes. But actually, that's what gave it it's humour, along with the incredible performances by not one, but every single cast member. At no time did I wish that we went back to one of the other story lines because each one was engaging in its own right. The film somehow manages to be light hearted and appealing to adults of all ages, while at the same time meandering through sophisticated undertones and delivering a few thought provoking messages. This is not just a fantastic example of Australian talent, it is a brilliant movie.


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