The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.
Lantana (2001) Online
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.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Manu Bennett||-||Steve (as Jon Bennett)|
|Owen McKenna||-||Old Man in Pyjamas|
|Puven Pather||-||Drug Dealer|
|Lionel Tozer||-||Police Officer|
|Glenn Suter||-||Police Officer|
|Natasha Guthrie||-||Young Girl|
|James Cullington||-||Man at Book Launch|
Anthony LaPaglia had to work with a dialect coach to regain his native Australian accent. He had lost it from years of working on American movies.
The first film to win all of the top six categories of the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards: best picture, best director, best actress, best actor, best supporting actress, best supporting actor. It also won for best adapted screenplay. This record remained unbroken until all 13 AFI categories were swept by 16 лет. Любовь. Перезагрузка. (2004).
Glenn Robbins was originally considered for the lead role of Detective Leon Zat, but Anthony LaPaglia was eventually cast. Robbins was then cast as the role of Pete O'May
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Lantana is based on Bovell's own stage play called "Speaking in Tongues".