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An unfocused twentysomething (Peter Fenton) moves in with a former co-worker (Sacha Holder), who is suffering from low self-esteem because of her weight, looks, and a case of eczema. Their ... See full summary »

Director:

John Curran

Writers:

Andrew McGahan (novel), Andrew McGahan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fenton Peter Fenton ... Gordon
Sacha Horler Sacha Horler ... Cynthia
Marta Dusseldorp ... Rachel
Ray Bull ... Vass
Joel Edgerton ... Leo
Yvette Duncan Yvette Duncan ... Molly
Tex Perkins Tex Perkins ... Raymond (as Gregory Perkins)
Loene Carmen ... Cathy
Skye Wansey ... Helen
Richard Green Richard Green ... Dave
Lynette Curran ... Sexual Health Worker
Susan Prior ... Sophie
Paul Lum Paul Lum ... Darren
Fiona Mahl Fiona Mahl ... Darren's Girlfriend
Damon Herriman ... Skinhead
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Storyline

An unfocused twentysomething (Peter Fenton) moves in with a former co-worker (Sacha Holder), who is suffering from low self-esteem because of her weight, looks, and a case of eczema. Their relationship is based on unending drink, drugs, and sex. Curiously, though the two are presented in a tender and humorous light that lets the viewer get involved in concerned about their direction. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Sex and drugs in BrisVegas! See more »

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Details

Official Sites:

Siren Entertainment

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Epainos See more »

Filming Locations:

Lindfield, Sydney, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,315, 2 July 2000

Gross USA:

$29,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,874
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Emcee Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It's Been a Year!
22 February 2000 | by abundanceSee all my reviews

I don't know who reads these things, but if anybody with any power or clout or interest could please note that this is a great film. Without a doubt much better than THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT or GO! or any other film you can name from last year's SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.

I was one of the lucky audience members that was exposed to Curan's unique vision. Beauty was found in the most disgusting places.

It's been a year since I've seen this film. A number of my friends have had to read the book (which is available in the US) instead of watching miss Sacha Horler's performance --which apparently won her an award in Australia. Great job!

Please bring this film to America. I don't care if I need to order my own copy... this is not to be missed and, sadly, this entire country has missed out on it.

Thank you for your kind attention.


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