Candy


This small Australian movie takes a look at the harmful effects of drug addiction. The plotline is straightforward — two good-looking young people fall madly in love with each other and heroin. As they progress from Heaven via Earth to Hell, aided by a friendly underground chemist, they slowly become more desperate and ruined as the drugs take over their lives.

106 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss

Credits

Cast
Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Robert Meza-Mont, Tony Martin
Director
Neil Armfield
ScreenplayNeil Armfield, Luke Davies, from his novel
MusicPaul Charlier
CinematographyGarry Phillips
EditingDany Cooper
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2006
Produced byFilm Finance Corporation, Paradigm Hyde Films, Renaissance Films

Official Site | IMDB page

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama / romance
LanguageFrequently, mild to strong, used abusively
NudityInfrequent, discreet with sexual content
SexInfrequently implied with no close-up
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe theme is about the abuse of drugs and its negative results. There is a positive conclusion when the couple decides that their lives together will self-destruct.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Jamie Russell
10
Box Office
Kevin Courrier
1
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
1
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
856 Netizens
14

Average .. 51%

10




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