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Careless Love (2012)

CARELESS LOVE tells the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nammi Le ... Linh
Penny McNamee ... Carol
Ivy Mak ... Mint
David Field ... Dion
Jeff Truman ... Client with Dog
Yutaka Izumihara ... Masahiko, Japanese Client
John Duigan ... University Lecturer
Peter O'Brien ... Luke
Melanie Firbank Melanie Firbank ... Duke of Buckingham
Bryce Youngman Bryce Youngman ... Irritated Client
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ... Seb
Jamie Timony Jamie Timony ... Paul (as James Timony)
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan ... Mark
Eamon Farren ... Patrick
Celeste Dodwell ... Imogen
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CARELESS LOVE tells the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep her two lives in separate compartments. But when she falls for a fellow student her worlds collide and things get complicated. Written by Anonymous

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sometimes you have to be two different people

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English

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17 May 2012 (Australia) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Star of the film Nammi Le married the director John Duigan. See more »

Soundtracks

Selections from Turandot
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (as RAI Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Franco Ghione
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HK Neo Reviews: Careless Love (2012) - Australia
19 June 2012 | by webmaster-3017See all my reviews

This is a great film and that's not an understatement. In fact, it is one of the finest Australian films in ages. That's not exactly saying a lot, but it is a tremendous achievement for the local film industry. With the much missed director/writer John Duigan on board "Careless Love" is deep, thoughtful, well-shot, possesses excellent cinematography and filled with heart-felt performances all-round.

With all honesty, newcomer Nammi Le is a wonderful new talent. Le in the leading role of a prostitute paying her way through university is able to captivate the audience attention from the get-go. The manner in which she approached an extremely difficult character that is trying hard to conquer her own demons of having a double life and drawing a line between love, family and sex is nothing short of amazing to watch. Veteran Peter O'Brien ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine") stars as a customer who befriend Le, works extremely well in a paper-thin role and especially dialogue between the two adds some dimension to the movie. While Andrew Hazzard (from the local "Home and Away" TV series) is at home as the romantic interest, but offers nothing special. Others like Ivy Mak turns in an interesting supporting role as a fellow prostitute and her expressions in the scene when she is raped by an Aussie cop is nothing short of memorable.

All in all, "Careless Love" is a great Australian movie given its budget constraint and subject matter. What makes the film work is simply the exquisite performance from Nammi Le and credits to director John Duigan for delivering an engaging and touching situation that can happen almost anywhere in the world. While there are shortfalls when one look at the film in much clearer details, "Careless Love" remains one of the Australian films to beat for 2012… (Neo 2012)

Neo rates it 8/10

-www.thehkneo.com


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