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A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

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This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. Written by Godiva4862

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Candy Is Dandy But Sex Won't Rot Your Teeth. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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25 May 2006 (Australia)  »

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Candy - Reise der Engel  »

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Opening Weekend:

$202,744 (Australia) (26 May 2006)

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$44,720 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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Trivia

The man who gives Dan and Candy the milk cartons is Luke Davies, the author of the novel "Candy" the movie is based on. See more »

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At the end of the movie, Dan's bandage changes color between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dan: [reading of 'I Carry Your Heart With Me' by E. E. Cummings] Here is the deepest secret nobody knows. Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide. And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart... I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart.
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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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White Rabbit's Funeral
Originally composed for DV8 Physical Theatre's "Cost of Living" directed by Lloyd Newson
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Brilliant journey into darkness
22 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant film featuring an excellent screenplay, outstanding acting and consummate directing.

It is dark but wonderfully romantic. Most importantly, it is truthful. It is an Australian 'Requiem for a dream' but with far greater depth.

It may not be traditionally commercial but who would have thought a film about two gay cowboys would be commercial?

I say well done to the Producer and the whole team for their work. I would also say that this has inspired me to look at Australian theatre directors for future features.

PS. Abbie and Heath were seamless. So good to see talent like these two working together and doing so in Australia.

David Steinhoff CEO Presence Films Sydney Australia


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