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Candy (2006)

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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.

Director:

Neil Armfield

Writers:

Luke Davies (novel), Neil Armfield (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abbie Cornish ... Candy
Heath Ledger ... Dan
Geoffrey Rush ... Casper
Tom Budge ... Schumann
Roberto Meza Mont ... Jorge
Tony Martin ... Mr. Wyatt
Noni Hazlehurst ... Mrs. Wyatt
Holly Austin ... Sunglasses Shop Assistant
Craig Moraghan Craig Moraghan ... Washing Machine Dealer
John Lee John Lee ... Hock Shop Man
Noel Herriman Noel Herriman ... Celebrant
Tim McKenzie Tim McKenzie ... Uncle Rod
Tara Morice ... Aunt Katherine
Maddi Newling Maddi Newling ... Janey
Patricia Lemon Patricia Lemon ... Wedding Guest
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Candy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,646, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$45,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,105,096
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview, Heath Ledger discussed using his own cigarette addiction as a means to understand heroin addiction for this film. See more »

Goofs

The trailer for "Candy" has the following caption: "When love breaks all boundries." This is a misspelling of "boundaries." See more »

Quotes

Dan: The future was a thing that gleamed, the present was so very very good...
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References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

White Rabbit's Funeral
Originally composed by Paul Charlier for DV8 Physical Theatre's "Cost of Living" directed by Lloyd Newson
Courtesy of DV8 Physical Theatre
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Brilliant journey into darkness
22 May 2006 | by DavidSteinhoffSee 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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