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Candy -- A poet (Ledger) falls in love with an art student (Cornish) 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-destructi

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Director:
Writers:
Luke Davies (novel) and
Neil Armfield (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 May 2006 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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6 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Gritty life drama of love and drugs. See more (76 total) »

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Directed by
Neil Armfield 
 
Writing credits
Luke Davies (novel "Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction")

Neil Armfield  screenplay
Luke Davies  screenplay

Produced by
Iain Canning .... associate producer
Margaret Fink .... producer
Angus Finney .... executive producer
Andrew Mackie .... executive producer
Richard Payten .... executive producer
Libby Sharpe .... line producer
Emile Sherman .... producer
Michael Whyke .... executive producer
Terrence Yason .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Charlier 
 
Cinematography by
Garry Phillips 
 
Film Editing by
Dany Cooper 
 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
 
Production Design by
Robert Cousins 
 
Art Direction by
Laurie Faen 
 
Set Decoration by
Richie Dehne 
 
Costume Design by
Jodie Fried 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Conte .... hair stylist supervisor
Angela Conte .... makeup supervisor
Adele Durno .... hair stylist
Adele Durno .... makeup artist
Anna Gray .... hair stylist
Anna Gray .... makeup artist
Kellie Griffin .... hair assistant
Kellie Griffin .... makeup assistant
Adam Johansen .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Carl Beaumont .... assistant unit manager
Colleen Clarke .... post-production supervisor
Simon Lucas .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Lion .... third assistant director
Alison Meir .... second assistant director
Eddie Tang .... additional assistant director
Chris Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Brett Bartlett .... construction manager
Beth Garswood .... graphic artist
Peter Malatesta .... props buyer
Brooke Morris .... assistant set decorator
Christian Petersen .... props buyer
Christian Petersen .... set dresser
Dean Sullivan .... stand-by props
Jocelyn Thomas .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Mark Blackwell .... sound recordist
Damian Candusso .... sound effects editor
Paul Charlier .... sound designer
Natalie Choo .... foley artist (as Natalie Velik)
Leah Katz .... assistant sound editor
Ian McLoughlin .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael McMenomy .... sound effects editor
Damon Mouris .... loop recordist
Bronwyn Murphy .... dialogue editor
Gerry Nucifora .... boom operator
Andrew Plain .... supervising sound editor
Blair Slater .... foley recordist
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Paul Katte .... prosthetic baby
Nick Nicolaou .... prosthetic baby
Luke Polti .... fabricator: silicone pregnant belly
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Billington .... compositor: Fuel International
Kent Boswell .... visual effects producer: Fuel International
Luke Cole .... systems administrator: Fuel International
Sam Cole .... senior compositor: Fuel International
Rebecca Dunn .... senior compositor
Leo Gomez .... scanning & recording
Danielle Hession .... I/O operator
Michelle Hunt .... digital compositor
Peter Luczak .... scanning & recording
Dave Morley .... visual effects supervisor: Fuel Interational
Matthew M. North .... scanning & recording (as Matthew North)
Robert Sandeman .... digital supervisor
Sandeep Vengsarkar .... digital compositor
Jamie Wood .... compositor: Fuel International
Matthew Wynne .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Booth .... gaffer
Scott Brokate .... grip
Sally Eccleston .... focus puller
Michael Gibbs .... video split operator
Stephen Gray .... best boy (as Steve Gray)
Hugh Hartshorne .... still photographer
Craig Knight .... assistant electrician
Jon Leahy .... assistant grip
Gary Lincoln .... key grip
Christian Luxton .... clapper loader
Jun Tagami .... still photographer
Adisug Tubtim .... assistant electrician
 
Casting Department
Danny Long .... casting assistant
Mim Weger .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Brown .... costume prosthetics (as Kath Brown)
Robyn Elliott .... costume supervisor
Fiona Nicolls .... costume stand-by
Luke Polpi .... costume prosthetics
Jade Sims .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Rodrigo Balart .... first assistant editor
Olivier Fontenay .... color grader
David Lawrance .... colorist
 
Music Department
Raf Chance .... musician
Deyel Charlier .... assistant to composer
Paul Charlier .... music arranger
Paul Charlier .... music editor
Paul Charlier .... orchestrator
Tony David Cray .... music recording engineer
Nicole Divall .... musician
Ben Fink .... musician
Christine Jackson .... musician
Adrian Keating .... music arranger
Adrian Keating .... musician
Adrian Keating .... orchestrator
Deborah Lander .... musician
Tony Lista .... music recording engineer
David Longo .... musician
Ian McLoughlin .... music mix engineer
Natalie Morrison .... musician
Emma-Jane Murphy .... musician
Norman Parkhill .... music supervisor
Helena Rathbone .... musician
Bill Risby .... musician
John Rodgers .... music consultant
John Rodgers .... musician
Natasha Rumiz .... musician
Royce Sanderson .... assistant music editor
Phil Slater .... musician
Hamish Stuart .... musician
Stephanie Zarka .... musician
 
Other crew
Jacob Allan .... adr loop group
Mechele Axford .... assistant to producer
Mechele Axford .... clearances: TV playback
Neil Bell .... assistant: Heath Ledger
Miro Bilbrough .... press kit (as Miro Bilborough)
Kya Blondin .... location assistant
Mark Brady .... adr loop group
Phil Calloway .... unit assistant
Penny Chai .... production assistant
Emma Cohen .... unit nurse
John Collee .... script editor
Penny Cook .... voice: TV
Robert Cousins .... title designer
Ellenor Cox .... electronic press kit
Sophie Dick .... production coordinator
Louis Dillon-Savage .... double
Louis Dillon-Savage .... stand-in
Fiona Dunford .... production secretary
Sascha Ettinger-Epstein .... electronic press kit (as Sascha Ellinger)
Jemima Fallows .... stand-in
Shayne Francis .... adr loop group
Michael Gibbs .... double
Michael Gibbs .... stand-in
Marcus Gillezeau .... electronic press kit
Ron Haering .... stand-in
Genevieve Hegney .... adr loop group
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Michael Ienna .... runner
Craig Ilott .... assistant to director (as Craig Illott)
Paul Kiely .... script supervisor
Andrew Lampe .... production runner
John Leary .... adr loop group
Daisy Little .... production assistant
Ali Malone .... location manager
Nicki Martin .... unit publicist
Eloise Oxer .... adr loop group
Leroy Page .... double
Leroy Page .... stand-in
Laurie Pettinari .... safety officer
Clare Pollard .... caterer
Bruce Reick .... unit assistant
Kate Renwick .... production secretary
John Russell .... production accountant
Gavin Ryan .... caterer
Raj Ryan .... voice: TV
Kieran Sherlin .... unit assistant
Corrie Soeterboek .... completion bond
Jeffrey Spitzer .... production assistant
Monika Stankowski .... assistant accountant
Nina Stevenson .... legal services
Shannen Still .... production runner
Eddie Tang .... runner
Simon Willcox .... stand-in: Dan
Angela Jackson .... legal services (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
Australia:116 min | UK:108 min | USA:108 min | Hong Kong:108 min | UK:108 min (uncut)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just before Candy throws the ashtray at Dan, an open pack of matches on the table top disappears and reappears between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Casper:[to Dan] Promise me you'll stop. Promise me you'll stop before I do.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)See more »
Soundtrack:
UltrasoundSee more »

FAQ

What exactly did Dan mean when he said" There's no going back. If you're given a reprieve, I think it's good to remember just how thin it is."
What does Dan's tattoo say?
What is the full poem that candy writes on the walls?
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66 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Gritty life drama of love and drugs., 6 June 2006
Author: Drtimk from Australia

"Candy" is one of those films where you walk away feeling a little bit stunned by the awful reality it exposes. It is not a pretty film nor a pretty subject, but as another "drug" film, at least we can feel an empathy for the main characters,whilst the horror of heroin addiction is still depicted.

It is this balance that sets "Candy" apart from many other druggie pics.The love between Candy and Dan is very real. Affectionate, painful,hopeful and hopeless, it transcends the heroin story to the extent where we really hope everything will work out for them; though we're taken on the ride of rapid decline so familiar with this drug.

Much credit for this balance lies with an excellent story and direction from Neil Armfeld (more familiar with theatre in Australia), and some superb acting from Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish in the leads.Geoffrey Rush has a delicious support role as Dan's friend Casper,a "mentor" whom we suspect is a little tormented by his own influences.Tony Martin and Noni Hazelhurst round out the main supports as Candy's suffering parents,loving but helpless as they observe their daughter's descent into a world they never knew.

Like drug problems in real life, all the characters enmeshed in the mess are frail, vulnerable,emotional and ill. They are good and bad.They blame each other and themselves. They look everywhere for solutions that might work,yet we suspect the ultimate solution is too difficult.

I suspect that in years to come,this will become one of the ultimate drug pics to show to teenagers. Not hopeless like Trainspotting,nor in anyway melodramatic like so many others(Clean and sober,28 days etc..), it shows the horrors of drug addiction whilst maintaining its humanity.The ending may be disappointing for some, but it remains true to the love, hope and uncertainty central to this film and to anyone who lives with recovery.

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