Candy [videorecording] / a Fortissimo Films presentation ; Film Finance Corporation Australia presents in association with Paradigm Hyde Films a New South Wales Film and Television Office a Margaret Fink Films/Sherman Pictures production
DVDs | Thinkfilm | 2007 | Widescreen version.
Not Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (DUE 08-06-15)
[New York, N.Y.] : Thinkfilm, .
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In English, with optional Spanish subtitles.
Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Roberto Meza Mont, Tony Martin, Noni Hazlehurst, Holly Austin, Craig Moraghan.
Producers, Margaret Fink, Emile Sherman ; screenplay, Luke Davies and Neil Armfield ; director, Neil Armfield ; director of photography, Garry Phillips ; editor, Dany Cooper ; music, Paul Charlier.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the novel "Candy: a novel of love and addiction" by Luke Davies.
Australian Film Institute, 2006: AFI Award - Best Screenplay - Adapted (Luke Davies, Neil Armfield).
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity.
Dan is a poet who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. As Dan goes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, Candy changes from an actress to a streetwalker and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to try and go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant.
Special features: audio commentary ; theatrical trailer.
MW, 3-07; 9-10(add)