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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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Luke Davies (novel) and
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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6 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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Accurate, intimate and very watchable See more (80 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
Jonnie Leahy .... assistant grip (as Jon Leahy)
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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Rated R for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity
Australia:116 min | UK:108 min | USA:108 min | Hong Kong:108 min | UK:108 min (uncut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Heath Ledger was the director's only choice for the role of Dan.See more »
Factual errors: The trailer for "Candy" has the following caption: "When love breaks all boundries." This is a misspelling of "boundaries."See more »
Dan:They say for every ten years you've been a junkie, you'll have spent seven of them waiting. On the one hand it was nice having all that time to think. On the other, anxiety was a full time job.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Kojak" (1973)See more »
Cantus in Memory of Benjamin BrittenSee more »


Can you explain what Candy meant when she said "I've been clenching my fists all my life"?
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."
Is this film based on a novel?
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41 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Accurate, intimate and very watchable, 21 July 2006
Author: slake09 from Silver Lake, Ohio, USA

You could write this off as another story about addiction and the destruction resulting from it, but there's more here. The love story between Ledger and Cornish is a constant throughout, with a great line on how their addiction affects not only their own relationship, but their relationships with others: parents, friends, acquaintances.

Abby Cornish is especially good as the art girl turned junkie prostitute; her fall into addiction and the changes it makes in her life are much more effective than Ledger's portrayal of a junkie in love.

The parents in the movie are excellent, from subtle facial expressions to drag-out fights with their dope fiend daughter. They act much as you would expect parents to act, or at least hope they would act.

The ending dropped the ball a little, but maybe they ran out of budget. In any case, I would watch it again. It's realistic, gritty, romantic and a good case study of how drugs can ruin the most intense love.

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