09 20 Oct '24
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Nick Broomfield

Kurt and courtney

100' - 1998 - Crime, Biography, Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Nick Broomfield Composer: David Bergeaud With: Nick Broomfield, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain
The death of rock idol Kurt Cobain shocked his fans tremendously, and despite its official ruling as a suicide, there have been a number of allegations since (including a couple of paperback books) insinuating that more sinister forces were at work. Beginning with a revealing and often poignant focus on Kurt's early years, the film continues on a voyage of discovery that brings Broomfield in touch with the biggest sideshow of characters (sources, family and friends, and interviewees) this side of the circus. Ultimately, when Broomfield decides to question Courtney Love about her possible involvement in Cobain's death, the film becomes a self-conscious commentary on documentary filmmaking and tabloid journalism.

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Nick Broomfield


David Bergeaud


Nick Broomfield, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain

Director of Photography

Joan Churchill, Alex Vedder


Mark Atkins, Harley Escudier


Tine Van den Brande, Michele d'Acosta, Joan Churchill

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Countries of production

Russia, United Kingdom




Nick Broomfield
Who Cares (short, 1971), Proud to Be British (short, 1973), Juvenile Liaison (1976), Tattooed Tears (1979), Behind the Rent Strike (1979), Whittingham (1980), Soldier Girls (1981), Fort Augustus (1981), Chicken Ranch (1982), Lily Tomlin (1986), Driving Me Crazy (1988), Diamond Skulls (1989), Juvenile Liaison 2 (1990), The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife (1991), Monster in a Box (1992), Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer (1992), Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher (1994), Fetishes (1996), Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie & Tupac (2002), Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003), Ghosts (2006), Battle for Haditha (2007), Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011), Sex: My British Job (2013), Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014), Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017), Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019), My Father and Me (2019), Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac (2021), The Stones and Brian Jones (2023)

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