• Lantana (2002)

Lantana

Release Date: January 25th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers (Barbara Hershey) suspects that her husband John (Geoffrey Rush) is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat (Anthony LaPaglia) 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.

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Vince Colosimo, Daniela Farinacci, Peter Phelps

Director: Ray Lawrence

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Australian Film Finance Corporation

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Emotional , Wife , 2000s , Dark , Office , Mystery , Police station , Deception , Suspenseful , Pursuit , Love , Husband , Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's one of the best surprises of the holiday season.

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Stuns with writing, acting, direction. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Steeped in quiet despair, Lantana is a psychological thriller that emphasizes the psychology over the thrills. It's a smart, heart-twisting picture.

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Awards

Nominated Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Winner Best Lead Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Winner Best Supporting Actor
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Winner Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Winner Best Lead Actor
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Winner Best Adapted Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Winner Best Supporting Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)
Winner Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2001)