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Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party


"One of the most dangerous bands in the world."

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Directed by Ian White, Mutiny in Heaven unfolds the captivating narrative of The Birthday Party's meteoric rise, tumultuous peak, and inescapable demise. The film delves into the epic struggle, artistic brilliance, and profound dysfunctionality that defined the band. For the first time, the story is recounted in the band's own words, offering an unfiltered glimpse into their world. This is a twisted saga of ascension, self-discovery, and disintegration, exploring themes of artistic inspiration, addiction, fame, interpersonal conflicts, and the complex dance between creative vision and self-destruction, all laced with the band's dark, wry humor.

Why See This Film

Featuring exclusive, incredibly candid interviews, a wealth of rare and unseen archives, original artwork, unreleased tracks, studio footage, animation and multimedia content, Mutiny in Heaven is as visually rich as it is narratively riveting: a revealing look back at its key members’ origins, dreams, hopes and motivations.

Ian White
Mick Harvey, Nick Cave, Phill Calvert, Rowland S. Howard, Tracy Pew
98 minutes

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