Lantana


A complex ensemble piece, this award-winning Australian film kicks off with the discovery of a woman's body. How she died, and came to be in the bush, provides the anchor to hang the movie on. In reality, it is about an assortment of adults, and their various problems. A cop with anger management problems is cheating on his wife. Other characters are a married couple trying to deal with the death of their daughter, while the wife suspects her husband is having a gay affair.


121 minutes.
No persons under 16.
Drama, Thriller

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Just hold me till the anger subsides...
Just hold me till the anger subsides...

Credits

Cast
Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Russell Dykstra
Director
Ray Lawrence
ScreenplayAndrew Bovell
MusicPaul Kelly
CinematographyMandy Walker
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2001
Produced byAustralian Film Finance Corporation, Beyond Films, Jan Chapman Productions, MBP, New South Wales Film & Television Office

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
The Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
15
The Star
Tanya Farber
18
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
15
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
13
Box Office
Kevin Courrier
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
BBC
Nev Pierce
20

What the People say

Internet
3391 Netizens
16

Average .. 78%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Lantana is a pretty, poisonous weed. The film is superficially about a dead woman, but actually takes a piercing look at trust in marriage. The youngsters are likely to find it slow, but adults, especially married adults, should find it worthwhile. The script is extremely well constructed.






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