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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.


Josh Lawson


Josh Lawson
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





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


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


Sexual hangups and all that jazz. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,118, 28 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,238, 9 August 2015
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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 »


Evie: [playing a scene] I hear you've been misbehaving, prisoner. Um... I always fall for the bad boys. What are you in here for, stud?
Dan: Assault. Sexual assault.
Evie: I'll bet she secretly loved it.
Dan: He.
Evie: For fuck's sake, Dan!
Dan: What?
Evie: You're trying to turn me on by telling me you have sexually assaulted a man?
Dan: It's called having a back story, Evie.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Philadelphia (1993) See more »


Lush Like You
Performed by Sunbird
Written by David Lawrence
Published by Control (APRA)
Courtesy of David Lawrence
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Excellent Writing
24 January 2015 | by DonLosKenitresSee all my reviews

This movie really exceeded all my expectations. I was expecting lewd humour and Viagra jokes, what I saw was far from that. The movie is about sexual deviations and fantasies and how it affects relationships, and it looks at that subject with in a lighthearted way, but never over the top.

This movie wouldn't have worked without the excellent writing and directing of Josh Lawson, each time something happens or a character appears, I think to myself "That's what's gonna probably happen", but Lawson surprises me every time I thought that. The stories were well written and how they all come together in the end was brilliant.

This was my first experience with Australian comedy, and I will surely watch more of it in the future after this movie.

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