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Lantana (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  8 March 2002 (USA)
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The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

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Daniela Farinacci ...
Paula D'Amato
Peter Phelps ...
Patrick Phelan
Leah Purcell ...
Detective Claudia Wiss
Glenn Robbins ...
Pete O'May
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Steve Valdez (as Jon Bennett)
Melissa Martinez ...
Lisa
Owen McKenna ...
Old man in pyjamas
Nicholas Cooper ...
Sam Zat
Marc Dwyer ...
Dylan Zat
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Storyline

Trust. A dead body in bracken. A cop cheats on his unhappy wife who, in secret, sees a psychiatrist whose own marriage is corroded by grief: she thinks her husband is having an affair with a gay patient of hers. The cop's lover, Jane, is recently separated, and her neighbors - a couple with children - include a muscular unemployed man. Late one night, the doctor skids off a back road, finds a call box, and tries in vain to reach her husband. She sees headlights and flags down the driver. Later that night, Jane sees her neighbor park his truck and throw something into the lantana in a vacant lot. It's a woman's shoe. Unraveling the mystery lays bare five couples. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Лантана  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$66,701 (USA) (14 December 2001)

Gross:

£499,549 (UK) (30 August 2002)
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Trivia

Anthony LaPaglia had to work with a dialect coach to regain his native Australian accent. He had lost it from years of working on American movies. See more »

Goofs

When Sonja is in the car park, at about 54' at the bottom of the frame you can see the dolly track complete with sandbag, wedges and Mafer clamp. See more »

Quotes

Leon Zat: [Leon has chest pains after having sex with Jane] I get this pain in my chest sometimes.
Jane O'May: You know, you really should have told me that you have a weak heart.
Leon Zat: I don't.
Jane O'May: It's because I don't want to have an affair with...
Leon Zat: For Christ's sake, I don't have a weak heart, all right? This is not an affair, it's a one-night stand that happened twice.
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References The Passion of Anna (1969) See more »

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Respeta Mi Tambo
(1997)
Written by Pablo Justiz
Ahi-Nama Music - Musica Unica Publishing
Licensed from Universal Music Publishing Pty. Ltd.
Performed by Los Naranjos
Courtesy of Ahi-Nama Music
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Surprised Me
1 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie surprised me not in that it was good, which it was but I was expecting that, but the dynamics of all the characters.

The intertwining plot was played out beautifully on screen and all the characters were portrayed brilliantly by all the actors. I didn't realize for the longest time that Anthony LaPahglia was NOT American and in fact an Aussie. Go him!

Love Geoffrey Rush anyway and he did a great job as the mysterious and suspected husband. The relationships portrayed in the film come across as so real and true that it's sometimes difficult to remember that none of the people are ACTUALLY married.

All in all, great film, great ensemble cast, great writing, directing, etc. View and be happy.


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