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UK: ICA Films
Cast: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Pedro Barreira, Paul Blackwell, Tom Budge, Cristian Castillo, Jason Chan, Nathaniel Dean, Noni Hazlehurst, Damon Herriman, Noel Herriman, Tony Martin, Tim McKenzie, Roberto Meza-Mont, Tara Morice, Sandy Winton, Adrienne Pickering
Director: Neil Armfield
USA & UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: R for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains drug addiction theme and very strong language
USA Release Date: 1 December 2006 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 17 November 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 3 November 2006
In the title role, rising Australian star Abbie Cornish delivers a fearless portrayal of a young artist whose lust for life takes her to the edge. In his first film since the award-winning BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, Heath Ledger breathes a sweet and tender optimism into Dan, a sometime-poet lost in love with Candy. In heroin, they find a path to limitless pleasure, but as addiction takes hold they lose the very thing they sought, and their intense and sensual world quickly begins to unravel.
Acclaimed Australian director Neil Armfield has adapted Luke Davies' best-selling novel CANDY and produced a contemporary love story of startling beauty for the screen. Lyrical, poetic, and complete with a gritty soundtrack and striking colour palette, CANDY opens the door on a dream vision that will have meaning for all who have been dazzled by the beauty of the world.