Brilliant Lies


1h 33m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Attractive Susy Connor accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should entitle her to a compensation payment of $40,0

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Production Company
Screen Australia; Village Roadshow Limited; Village Roadshow Pictures
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions; Rialto Films; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Attractive Susy Connor accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should entitle her to a compensation payment of $40,000. Susy's account of a lurid moment with Gary sounds a warning bell for her sister Katy whom she entreats to corroborate her story. A statement which Susy is attributing to Gary was actually made by their father Brian, who, it transpires, molested the sisters during their adolescence. Could Susy's harassment be a fabrication? Their brother Paul is also skeptical. Neither sibling recall Susy being unusually distressed and in view of her natural assertiveness, both feel that she may be stretching the truth. A public hearing ensues...

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Production Company
Screen Australia; Village Roadshow Limited; Village Roadshow Pictures
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions; Rialto Films; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States July 11, 1997

Released in United States Summer July 11, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States November 1996

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States March 1997

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1996.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale Film International Film Festival November 1-19, 1996.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.

Limited Release in United States July 11, 1997

Released in United States Summer July 11, 1997

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale Film International Film Festival November 1-19, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.)

Completed shooting September 1, 1995.

Began shooting July 24, 1995.

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.)

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.