The Road To God Knows Where - Watch online

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ classic 1989 US road documentary The Road To God Knows Where is now newly available to watch online.

German director Uli M Schueppel set out on a five week odyssey of the USA in 1989 with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. What he expected was not exactly what he got, but what he got was just what he wanted. The result is a far cry from the usual rock’n’roll lifestyle cliches and slick life productions of the average music “film”.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

“20 BEST MUSIC-FILMS OF ALL TIME” (No.14) – Total Film Magazine

“Rock’n’roll life on the road has rarely been so accurately documented as this. Yet, despite the noblest efforts of director Uli M Schueppel to demystify the process, Cave and the chaps just can’t help being glamorous. THE ROAD… is classic cinema verite, a tremendously evocative documentary for anyone who’s ever been involved either on the fringes or in the heart. … this hyper-grainy b&w film is a lovingly detached testament to the absurdity of the ritual.” Melody Maker

“A portrait of Nick Cave and his band in gorgeous black and white – with the feel of a road movie. Director and cameraman Uli M Schueppel is a longtime friend of the musicians, and probably only a friend could poses such a great sensitivity and fine touch. THE ROAD is one of the few ‚music films’ that is not only worth seeing for fans, but, like Godards ‚One Plus One’, is also for film buffs.” Journal Frankfurt (12/90)

“This quiet, melancholy film reveals through its poetic imaginary more about Nick Cave’s personality than the longest interview.” Taz (21.5.90)

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