Producer
Director
Niels Negendank
Producer
16:9 HDTV
Genre
Biography
Broadcaster
ZDFKultur / arte
Length
1 x 52'
Editor
Year
2012
TOO young TO DIE
Kurt Cobain

"If he ever turned 30, I'd be surprised," his mother said in an interview, and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-year-old rock star shot himself in the head at his home in Seattle. Cobain was the spokesman for the grunge movement, which had had enough of the varnish of showbiz and the commercialisation of music.

The film traces the short dramatic life of the rock rebel who co-founded grunge and reveals the shocking psychological background that shaped Cobain's life and music. Excerpts from Cobain's diaries, which describe with unsparing honesty his joyless youth in a small town, emotional injuries and drugging, as well as interviews with family members, childhood friends and musical companions paint a sensitive portrait of the music icon.

First broadcast: Sat., 21 July 2012, 21:40h, ARTE.

TOO young TO DIE: Kurt Cobain

"If he ever turned 30, I'd be surprised," his mother said in an interview, and she was right. On 5 April 1994, the 27-year-old rock star shot himself in the head at his home in Seattle. Cobain was the spokesman for the grunge movement, which had had enough of the varnish of showbiz and the commercialisation of music.

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