"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once predicted in an interview and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-year-old rock star shot a bullet into his head at his house in Seattle. Cobain was the main voice of Grunge, a movement that was fed up with mainstream showbiz and the commercialization of music.
The film traces the short dramatic life of the rock rebel who cofounded Grunge, and reveals the shocking psychological background that shaped Cobain’s life and influenced his music. Excerpts from Cobain’s diaries, which describe in brutal honesty his bleak and joyless youth growing up in a small town, his emotional injuries and his attempts to numb himself with drugs, as well as interviews with family members, childhood friends and musical collaborators paint a sensitive portrait of this music icon.