Lantana


2h 1m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Sommers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat and his partner Claudia attempt to solve the mystery of her absence. As they investigate, a complex web of love, sex and deceit emerges-

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Opticals & Graphics; Screen Australia; Screen Nsw
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Alamode Film; CinTart; Fandango; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Mars Distribution; Palace Films; United International Pictures; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Sommers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat and his partner Claudia attempt to solve the mystery of her absence. As they investigate, 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.

Crew

Mauricio Alpizar

Choreographer

Sarah Beardsall

Casting Director (United Kingdom)

Mikael Borglund

Executive Producer

Andrew Bovell

Source Material (From Play: "Speaking In Tongues")

Andrew Bovell

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Kim Buddee

Production Designer

Syd Butterworth

Sound Recordist

Tony Campbell

Art Director

Jan Chapman

Producer

Greg Cobain

Assistant Director

Jamie Crooks

Assistant Director

Mel Dykes

Costume Supervisor

Steve Hadley

Music

Peter Harris

Location Manager

Bruce Haymes

Music

Catherine Jarman

Line Producer

Paula Jensen

Production Coordinator

Paul Kelly

Music Producer

Paul Kelly

Music

Simon Lucas

Unit Manager

Peter Luscombe

Music

Robert Mackenzie

Adr Mixer

Gordon Macphail

Post-Production Supervisor

Frank Madrid

Cuban Music Consultant

Susie Maizels

Casting Director

Nada Mikas

Dialogue Editor

Rainer Mockert

Executive Producer

Linda Murdoch

Atmos Editor

Amanda Newton

Title Design And Production (Optical & Graphics)

Peter Newton

Title Design And Production (Optical & Graphics)

Shane O'mara

Music

Shane O'mara

Music Producer

Shane O'mara

Music Engineer

Martin Owen

Sound Mixer

Robern Pickering

Makeup Artist

Andrew Plain

Sound Designer

Tom Read

Assistant Director

Kian Samadi

Choreographer

Roger Savage

Sound Mixer

John Simpson

Foley Artist

Karl Sodersten

Editor

Robert Sullivan

Sound Mixer

Michael Thompson

Adr Mixer

Matte Voight

Music Engineer

Kristin Voumard

Continuity

Mandy Walker

Director Of Photography

Mark Ward

Effects Editor

Susan Wells

Production Manager

Dave Williamson

Camera Operator

Margot Wilson

Costume Designer

Christine Woodruff

Music Supervisor

Lawrence Woodward

Stunt Coordinator

Andrew Wright

Adr Mixer

Jan Zeigenbein

Hairdresser

Jan Ziegenbein

Hairdresser

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Opticals & Graphics; Screen Australia; Screen Nsw
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Alamode Film; CinTart; Fandango; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Mars Distribution; Palace Films; United International Pictures; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for three 2002 awards by the London Film Critics Circle, including Film of the Year, Best Screenwriter (Andrew Bovell) and British Actress (Kerry Armstrong).

Winner of the award for Best Feature at the 2001 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter December 14, 2001

Expanded Release in United States December 28, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 3, 2004

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States October 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival (Opening Night) June 8-22, 2001.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 20-29, 2001.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California October 4-14, 2001.

Began shooting October 2000.

Completed shooting December 2000.

The film's title "Lantana" refers to the "lantana bush", which on its surface is a lovely plant, filled with exotic flowers; beneath this plant's beauty hides a thick, thorny growth.

Released in United States Winter December 14, 2001

Expanded Release in United States December 28, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 3, 2004

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31 - September 3, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival (Opening Night) June 8-22, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at AFI Fest 2001: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (Gala) November 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 20-29, 2001.)

Released in United States October 2001 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California October 4-14, 2001.)