Актеры: Anthony LaPaglia (as Detective Leon Zat), Rachael Blake (as Jane 'Janie' O'May), Kerry Armstrong (as Sonja Zat), Jon Bennett (as Steve), Melissa Martinez (as Lisa), Owen McKenna (as Old Man in Pajamas), Nicholas Cooper (as Sam Zat), Marc Dwyer (as Dylan Zat), Puven Pather (as Drug Dealer), Lionel Tozer (as Police Officer), Glenn Suter (as Police Officer), Leah Purcell (as Detective Claudia Wiss), Barbara Hershey (as Dr. Valerie Somers), Natasha Guthrie (as Young Girl), James Cullington (as Man at Book Launch)
Описание: Фильм рассказывает о судьбе пяти семей. Мы видим моменты счастья и разлада. Джеффри раш исполняет роль адвоката, который отчаянно борется за сохранение отношений со своей женой после того, как умирает их ребенок...
Рецензии: What struck me the most about Lantana was not the well-laid plot, more the thoroughly realistic characters and performances. The classic 'mystery' thread was really only the setting for the several different relationships and couples featured in the film.
But having said that, the story itself was gutsy and twisting to keep you guessing till the end, all without the need for non-essential narrative or the need to keep spelling things out. The questions were all answered so far as the story was concerned, but because of the complexity and realism in all the principle characters, i still left the cinema rolling plenty of the emotional issues through my mind for hours after.
La Paglia was fantastic. His character, though shown as an adulterer from the very beginning, captured so many of the current male 'indentities' with great subtlety instead of a stereotyped 'hug session' which most recent films dealing with the subject matter inevitably lead to. He so easily showed the internal conflicts which most normal Australian men deal with day-to-day while still keeping up the brave face we all do.
I also enjoyed the quirky way the relatively small number of characters were all drawn together by fairly consequential links, and without a huge big statement of it in the end - no matter how many people there are on the planet, it still amazes me how small and incestual problem-circles end up becoming :)
This film has the potential to appeal to so many different audiences - works as a mystery, cop-drama, "chick flick", and to anyone who could ever relate to the 'feel' of Australia, which the film captures perfectly through great ambient audio and natural-looking lighting.
Well written, directed, photographed and cast give this one an easy full marks.