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The Resource Lantana, Lions Gate Home Entertainment ; MBP, Jan Chapman Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation present ; director, Ray Lawrence ; producer, Jan Chapman ; screenplay, Andrew Bovell

Lantana, Lions Gate Home Entertainment ; MBP, Jan Chapman Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation present ; director, Ray Lawrence ; producer, Jan Chapman ; screenplay, Andrew Bovell

Label
Lantana
Title
Lantana
Statement of responsibility
Lions Gate Home Entertainment ; MBP, Jan Chapman Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation present ; director, Ray Lawrence ; producer, Jan Chapman ; screenplay, Andrew Bovell
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Production personnel
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Lantana: a noxious and troublesome weed with dense and spiky undergrowth, sometimes cultivated for its colorful, aromatic flowers. Like the plant, this film is a thicket: lovely and sweet-smelling on its surface, dense and thorny beneath. In Lantana, a quartet of married couples from different strata of urban Australian life--wealthy Valerie and John, the middle-class Leon and Sonja, working-class Jane and her estranged husband Pete, and struggling, just-barely-working-class Nik and Paula--are connected by psychiatrist Valerie, whose disappearance is the event around which these couples lives begin to revolve. The delicately layered storyline reminds viewers of three essential truths about human existence: No one is exactly what he or she seems; actions generate ripples that reach far beyond the actions themselves; and life does go on, no matter what, but it is never the same as before. Before what? Before everything
Awards note
Australian Film Institute: 2001, AFI Award Best Actor in a Leading Role (Anthony LaPaglia); Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Vince Colosimo); Best Actress in a Leading Role (Kerry Armstrong); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rachael Blake); Best Direction (Ray Lawrence); Best Film (Jan Chapman); Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source (Andrew Bovell); Screenwriting Prize (Andrew Bovell)
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Mandy Walker ; camera, David Williamson ; production designer, Kim Buddee ; costume designer, Margot Wilson ; editor, Karl Sodersten ; music, Paul Kelly with Shane O'Mara, Steve Hadley, Bruce Haymes, Peter Luscome
Date time place
Originally produced as an Australian motion picture in 2001
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for language and sexuality
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.L36 2002
PerformerNote
Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Vince Colosimo, Russell Dykstra, Daniela Farinacci, Peter Phelps, Leah Purcell, Glenn Robbins
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1951-
  • 1948-
  • 1966-
  • 1960-
  • 1970-
  • 1963-
  • 1955-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lawrence, Ray
  • Chapman, Jan
  • Bovell, Andrew
  • LaPaglia, Anthony
  • Rush, Geoffrey
  • Hershey, Barbara
  • Armstrong, Kerry
  • Blake, Rachael
  • Colosimo, Vince
  • Dykstra, Russell
  • Farinacci, Daniella
  • Phelps, Peter
  • Purcell, Leah
  • Robbins, Glenn
  • Bovell, Andrew
  • Walker, Mandy
  • Sodersten, Karl
  • Kelly, Paul
  • Wilson, Margot
  • Buddee, Kim
  • Lions Gate Home Entertainment
  • MBP Medien AG (Firm)
  • Australian Film Finance Corporation
  • Jan Chapman Films
  • Trimark Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
120
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  • Bovell, Andrew
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Adultery
  • Marriage
  • Gay men
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Missing persons
  • Criminal investigation
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Lantana, Lions Gate Home Entertainment ; MBP, Jan Chapman Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation present ; director, Ray Lawrence ; producer, Jan Chapman ; screenplay, Andrew Bovell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on Andrew Bovell's stage play "Speaking in Tongues."
  • Special features: Trailer (2 min.); The nature of Lantana [featurette] (25 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Lantana bush -- Sex -- Eleanor -- Infidelity -- Dignity -- Collision -- Partner -- Judging -- Betrayal -- Bad day -- Good stuff -- Dancing -- Emotional state -- Words -- Numb -- Dilemma -- Focused -- Grief -- Interrogation -- Comfort -- Truth -- Breakdown -- Change -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781588175403
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398802020
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
VM8020D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49562510
  • (OCoLC)49562510
System details
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital sound; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Lantana, Lions Gate Home Entertainment ; MBP, Jan Chapman Films, Australian Film Finance Corporation present ; director, Ray Lawrence ; producer, Jan Chapman ; screenplay, Andrew Bovell
Publication
Note
  • Based on Andrew Bovell's stage play "Speaking in Tongues."
  • Special features: Trailer (2 min.); The nature of Lantana [featurette] (25 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Lantana bush -- Sex -- Eleanor -- Infidelity -- Dignity -- Collision -- Partner -- Judging -- Betrayal -- Bad day -- Good stuff -- Dancing -- Emotional state -- Words -- Numb -- Dilemma -- Focused -- Grief -- Interrogation -- Comfort -- Truth -- Breakdown -- Change -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781588175403
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398802020
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
VM8020D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49562510
  • (OCoLC)49562510
System details
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital sound; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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