Lantana 2001 M

1.00PM Sat 20 May 2017 (2hrs 1min)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

The lives and secrets of five married couples are exposed during the search to identify the body of a women found in dense Australian bush. At the centre of the investigation is Leon (Anthony LaPaglia), a detective having a mid-life crisis. In-between cheating on his wife Sonja (Kerry Armstrong) and battling chest pains, he endures a violent and frustrated existence at work. Sonja is also in trouble and seeks comfort with her therapist. Written by Andrew Bovell and adapted from his stage play "Speaking in Tongues", Lantana is more than a murder mystery or familial drama. It's an incisive study of distrust and denial within marriages – the troublesome garden weed of its namesake. It's a noir with soft edges, that explores the often dangerous sidesteps husbands and wives take to allay their pain when yearning for emotional and physical connections.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 121 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA/GERMANY, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: RAY LAWRENCE / PRODUCERS: JAN CHAPMAN / SCRIPT: ANDREW BOVELL / BASED ON THE PLAY 'SPEAKING IN TONGUES' BY ANDREW BOVELL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MANDY WALKER / EDITOR: KARL SODERSTEN / CAST: ANTHONY LAPAGLIA, GEOFFREY RUSH, BARBARA HERSHEY, RACHEL BLAKE / MUSIC: STEVE HADLEY, BRUCE HAYMES, PAUL KELLY, PETER LUSCOMBE, SHANE O'MARA / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: MBP, JAN CHAPMAN PRODUCTIONS, AUSTRALIAN FILM FINANCE CORPORATION, THE NEW SOUTH WALES FILM AND TELEVISION OFFICE / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: PALACE FILMS

M | Adult Themes, Low Level Coarse Language, Low Level Sex Scenes