Behind the myth
An episode from the series TOO YOUNG TO DIE
"If he ever lived to be 30, I’d be surprised", his mother once said in an interview. Sadly, she was right. On April 5, 1994, the 27-year-old rock star killed himself in his house in Seattle.
This film traces the short dramatic life of the rock rebel who initiated grunge music and reveals the shocking psychological background that shaped Cobain’s life and influenced his art.
Cobain’s diaries 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, while interviews with family members, childhood friends and musical collaborators paint a sensitive portrait of this icon.