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David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 7 January 2017 (UK)
A documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus".


Francis Whately
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Earl Slick Earl Slick ... Himself
Gail Ann Dorsey Gail Ann Dorsey ... Herself
Gerry Leonard Gerry Leonard ... Himself
Catherine Russel Catherine Russel ... Herself
Sterling Campbell Sterling Campbell ... Himself
Tony Visconti Tony Visconti ... Himself
Zachary Alford Zachary Alford ... Himself
David Torn ... Himself
Geoff MacCormack Geoff MacCormack ... Himself
Mike Garson ... Himself
Ava Cherry Ava Cherry ... Herself
Carlos Alomar Carlos Alomar ... Himself
Reeves Gabrels Reeves Gabrels ... Himself
Floria Sigismondi ... Herself


A documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus".

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David Bowie never talks to camera, just comments some events as narrator. See more »


David Bowie, Himself: I would dream of gettin' on a spaceship. It would scare the shit out of me.
David Bowie, Himself: I have absolutely no interests or ambition to go into space, whatsoever.
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Needs more Bowie in it, but you can't leave everything behind
11 January 2018 | by mgdrawSee all my reviews

Conceptually, it works as intended: Bowie, from the perspective of those who worked with him and loved him. And there is more joy than sadness here. No fluff, no glorification, just a true to life account of a creative genius' last 5 years, true to himself until the very end. You will never get a full picture from Bowie. It's up to you to figure out the puzzle, and it's beautiful.

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