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Lantana 2001 123movies

Lantana 2001 123movies

Sometimes love isn't enough.121 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Trust. A dead body in bracken. A cop cheats on his unhappy wife who, in secret, sees a psychiatrist whose own marriage is corroded by grief: she thinks her husband is having an affair with a gay patient of hers. The cop’s lover, Jane, is recently separated, and her neighbors – a couple with children – include a muscular unemployed man. Late one night, the doctor skids off a back road, finds a call box, and tries in vain to reach her husband. She sees headlights and flags down the driver. Later that night, Jane sees her neighbor park his truck and throw something into the lantana in a vacant lot. It’s a woman’s shoe. Unraveling the mystery lays bare five couples.
Plot: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit emerges — drawing in four related couples whose various partners are distrustful and suspicious about each other’s involvement.
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Something close to a masterpiece
In this starkly realistic examination of love and infidelity among the thirtysomething crowd from down under we learn that you may desire to cheat on your spouse, but it’s better if you don’t.

Leon Zat, a police detective played with an original and striking demeanor by Anthony LaPaglia, cheats on his wife and finds that his adultery compromises not only his marriage but his performance on the job. He becomes irritable and flies off the handle at things of little importance, and becomes consumed with guilt.

He is not alone. The marriage of John Knox (Geoffrey Rush) and psychiatrist Valerie Somers (Barbara Hershey) is falling apart as Knox seeks something from the outside and Somers is torn apart with the suspicion that he is having a homosexual affair, perhaps with one of her clients. Meanwhile Jane O’May (Zat’s adulteress played by Rachael Blake) finds that she needs a man, or maybe two, other than her estranged husband. Even Sonja Zat (Kerry Armstrong) feels the pressure and yearns to feel attractive, perhaps with younger men.

More than halfway through we have an apparent murder and an investigation during the course of which some of the adulteries come to light and cause the participants to examine themselves and their lives closely.

Andrew Dovell wrote the subtle, richly attired script, full of penetrating dialogue and an uncompromising veracity, adapting it from his play Speaking in Tongues. Ray Lawrence directed in an unusual but compelling manner in which the scenes are sharply focused and cut to linger in our minds. Again and again I was startled with just how exactly right was something a character said or did. Lawrence’s exacting attention to detail gives the film a textured and deeply layered feel so that one has the sense of real life fully lived. The cast is uniformly excellent although LaPaglia stands out because of his most demanding role. His performance is one of the best I have seen in recent years. The only weakness in the film is a somewhat lethargic start, partially caused by Lawrence’s cinéma vérité scene construction and editing. What he likes to do is lead us to a realization along with the characters and then punctuate the experience by lingering on the scene, or in other cases by cutting quickly away. Often what other directors might show, he leaves to our imagination, and at other times he shows something seemingly trivial which nonetheless stays in our mind. John Knox’s affair, for example, is not shown. Jane O’May and her husband’s reconciliation is left to our mind’s eye. Yet the scene with Valerie Somers in the lighted telephone booth (with graffiti) is shown at length and then what happens next is not. These are interesting directorial choices.

The ending comes upon us, as it sometimes should, unexpectedly, but then resonates so that we can see and feel the resolution. Not everything is tied up. Again we are left in some cases to use our own imagination.

This original film, one of the best of the new millennium I have seen, stayed with me long after they ran the closing credits. It is well worth the two hours.

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Review By: DeeNine-2 Rating: 10 Date: 2003-05-08
My wife and I got a good night’s sleep the other night, trying to watch this uninvolving snoozer. Painfully boring, this movie plods along following the lives of uninteresting people who live very uninteresting lives. An incident occurs one night (after an hour of the film) that somehow ties them all together. The setup was boring. The incident was boring. The ending was boring. This was a painful movie that went absolutely nowhere. You want character study (as I’ve heard this film described as)? Go rent “You Can Count On Me”.
Review By: cuckookachoo Rating: 1 Date: 2002-09-30

Other Information:

Original Title Lantana
Release Date 2001-10-04
Release Year 2001

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama, Mystery, Romance
Director Ray Lawrence
Writer Andrew Bovell (screenplay), Andrew Bovell (play)
Actors Anthony LaPaglia, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong, Manu Bennett
Country Australia, Germany
Awards 36 wins & 22 nominations.
Production Company Australian Film Finance Corporation
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Atlab Film Laboratory Service, Sydney, Australia
Film Length 3,372 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Lantana 2001 123movies
Original title Lantana
TMDb Rating 6.6 127 votes

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