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Writer:
Julia Leigh (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 December 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Bridgette Barrett ... Dinner Waitress

Rachael Blake ... Clara
Hannah Bella Bowden ... Dinner Waitress

Emily Browning ... Lucy
Alan Cardy ... Dinner Guest
Peter Carroll ... Man 1

Les Chantery ... Driver
Benita Collings ... Dinner Guest

Michael Dorman ... Cook

Eden Falk ... Thomas

Anni Finsterer ... Train Riding Hairdresser

Mirrah Foulkes ... Sophie

James Fraser ... Guy with Ticket
Robin Goldsworthy ... Flatmate
Vernon Hayman ... Dinner Guest

Chris Haywood ... Man 2
Paul He ... Student Boyfriend

Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Man 3
Amit Kelkar ... Lecturer
Sarah Kinsella ... Dinner Waitress

Ewen Leslie ... Birdmann

Tammy Macintosh ... Work Colleague

Ivy Mak ... Business Woman

Tracy Mann ... Waxing Beautician
Stephanie Menere ... Dinner Waitress

Henry Nixon ... Lucy's Ex-Boyfriend

Lauren Orrell ... Dinner Waitress

Nathan Page ... Businessman 2

Kelly Paterniti ... Female Student - Bathroom

Lizzie Schebesta ... Mansion Girl
Natalia Siwek ... Dinner Waitress
Justin Smith ... Hallelujah Businessman

Sarah Snook ... Flatmate
Pearl Tan ... Pedicure Beautician
Jamie Timony ... Student Doctor

Joel Tobeck ... Businessman 1
Sinisa Vrebac ... Agent
Hannah Wang ... Student Girlfriend

Daniel Webber ... Spy Shop Assistant
Matthew Whittet ... Chef - Dinner Party 1
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Directed by
Julia Leigh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julia Leigh  screenplay

Produced by
Jessica Brentnall .... producer
Sasha Burrows .... associate producer
Jamie Hilton .... executive producer
Michelle Russell .... line producer
Timothy White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ben Frost 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Meyers 
 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
 
Production Design by
Annie Beauchamp 
 
Art Direction by
Jocelyn Thomas 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Shareen Beringer 
 
Makeup Department
Catherine Biggs .... makeup artist
Lesley Vanderwalt .... makeup & hair designer
Lesley Vanderwalt .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Breeze Callahan .... third assistant director
Dimitri Ellerington .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Zuzia Buszewicz .... art department assistant
Loretta Cosgrove .... construction coordinator
Mark Diggins .... construction foreman
Claire Dignam .... design assistant
Henry Downes .... art runner
Greg Hajdu .... construction coordinator
Ross Perkin .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Yulia Akerholt .... dialogue editor
Paradox Delilah .... sound assistant
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Sam Hayward .... re-recording engineer
Robert Mackenzie .... sound re-recording mixer
Gerry Nucifora .... boom operator
Ben Osmo .... sound recordist
Martin Oswin .... foley mixer
Sam Petty .... sound designer
Brooke Trezise .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Alberry .... data manager
Shahane Bekarian .... visual effects artist
Matthew T. Griffin .... digital compositor
James Rogers .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sian Bates .... second assistant camera
Sian Bates .... video split operator
Mal Booth .... dolly grip
Andrew Johnson .... steadicam operator
Wendy McDougall .... still photographer
Matthew Spowart .... second assistant "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Danny Long .... casting associate
Diana Ward .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elly Kamal .... costume supervisor
Dan Owen .... assistant costume stand-by
Christina Validakis .... costume buyer
 
Editorial Department
Brad Dunn .... digital conform editor
Olivier Fontenay .... colorist
Katherine Heads .... digital intermediate producer
Annabelle Johnson .... assistant editor
Matthew M. North .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Other crew
Alex Cardy .... assistant to producer
Michael Horvath .... production secretary
Louise McNicholl .... location manager
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer
Patrick Rohr .... production runner
Cassandra Simpson .... production coordinator
Nathan Smith .... I/O operations liaison
Lucy Vorst .... production accountant
Diana Ward .... assistant to director
 
Thanks
Jane Campion .... very special thanks
Bec Smith .... very special thanks
 

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101 min
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Director and writer Julia Leigh originally based the idea she had for the film on a recurring nightmare she had that someone was watching her while she slept.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Lucy is telling her mom her credit card number she only says twelve digits. Visa cards have thirteen or sixteen.See more »
Quotes:
Man 1:Rise up and walk, none of your bones are broken.See more »
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86 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
5/10, 8 August 2011
Author: he_who_leads from Sydney, Australia

This movie's trailer got people talking because of its very Kubrick vibe. And, in fact, the movie explores territory very similar to 'Eyes Wide Shut'. How sex has become more liberal and extreme, yet also sterile and disconnected.

The lead character, Lucy, (Emily Browning - a long way from Lemony Snicket) exhibits this. She'll sleep with people at the drop of a hat, yet with little evidence of desire. In fact, there's hardly any evidence that she processes strong emotions at all. She just goes about her business. Things happen to her, and she's too reticent to shrug them off.

To solve financial worries, Lucy gets a job at a posh, exclusive establishment where she is willingly placed naked and unconscious in a bedroom for a client, to do with her as he wishes (except penetration).

Through Lucy and the various clients, we see how we need vulnerability in others to relax the masks that we wear. Otherwise, we are so preoccupied with maintaining an image that we don't even try and connect with others. Emily Browning does well at rounding out the expressionless Lucy, and the voyeuristic nature of the material makes the movie entertaining. Unfortunately, the ending, though a pretty logical conclusion, also feel anti-climatic, a tad obvious and leaves us feeling short-changed.

The film is an interesting, respectful, non-gratuitous effort, yet many will ultimately find it like the leading lady - pretty impenetrable.

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