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Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

Summary: 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.
Runtime: 121 min
Rating: Rated R for language and sexuality.
Production: Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC)
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Countries: Germany, Australia
Language: English
Home Release Date: May 21, 2002
Director Credit
Ray Lawrence Director
Writer Credit
Andrew Bovell Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Anthony LaPaglia Detective Leon Zat
Cast Credit
Barbara Hershey Dr. Valerie Somers
Glenn Suter Police Officer
James Cullington Man At Book Launch
Kerry Armstrong Sonja Zat
Leah Purcell Detective Claudia Wiss
Lionel Tozer Police Officer
Manu Bennett Steve Valdez
Marc Dwyer Dylan Zat
Melissa Martinez Lisa
Natasha Guthrie Young Girl
Nicholas Cooper Sam Zat
Owen McKenna Old Man In Pajamas
Puven Pather Drug Dealer
Rachael Blake Jane 'Janie' O'May
Producer Credit
Catherine Jarman Line Producer
Jan Chapman Producer
Mikael Borglund Executive Producer
Rainer Mockert Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: