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.
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
Damon Herriman (Roger) and Nathaniel Dean (Phil) previously appeared in Ned (2003), a satire on the life of bushranger Ned Kelly. Ironically the film was made as a cynical response to Gregor Jordan's film about Kelly, which starred Candy's leading man Heath Ledger. See more »
The trailer for "Candy" has the following caption: "When love breaks all boundries." This is a misspelling of "boundaries." See more »
[reading of 'I Carry Your Heart With Me' by E. E. Cummings]
Here is the deepest secret nobody knows. Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide. And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart... I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart.
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