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    Unique ID Code: 0000036728
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    Added on: 7/7/2002 12:21
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    Lantana (US)

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    Love is the greatest mystery
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 120 mins
    Retail Price: $24.99
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    A woman disappears. Police detective Leon Zat (Anthony LaPaglia), consumed with guilt about cheating on his wife, becomes embroiled in the missing persons investigation. Four couples are drawn into the tangled web of love, deceit, sex and death. Their secrets and lies crisscross Leon`s investigation and illuminate the personal crisis he must resolve. Everyone has something to hide… not all of them will survive.

    Special Features:
    Behind-The-Scenes Footage

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Ray Lawrence

    Written By:

    Russell Dykstra
    Vince Colosimo
    Rachael Blake
    Kerry Armstrong
    Barbara Hershey
    Geoffrey Rush
    Anthony LaPaglia

    Casting By:
    Susie Maizels

    Soundtrack By:
    Paul Kelly

    Director of Photography:
    Mandy Walker

    Karl Sodersten

    Costume Designer:
    Margot Wilson

    Production Designer:
    Kim Buddee

    Catherine Jarman
    Jan Chapman

    Executive Producer:
    Rainer Mockert
    Mikael Borglund

    Trimark Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I haven`t heard a thing about this movie prior to seeing it. The disk`s cover promised "a masterpiece". Well, the cover lied a bit. While the movie isn`t so bad, it takes forever to become good.
    The movie`s first hour is almost unwatchable (while staying awake, that is). There`s a lot of character development and background about each and every character, but that rather delays the (decent) plot, which only kicks in during the movie`s second hour.
    The video transfer is very average. Compression signs can be spotted very frequently, and some scenes look a bit grainy. Most of the movie seems a bit washed out with desaturated colors and blurry scenes.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is flat. There`s almost no usage of the surrounds, which is acceptable for this kind of a drama.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a 25 minute behind the scenes featurette.
    Bottom line - if you can manage with the very slow pace through the first hour, this Australian movie will reward you with a pleasant second hour.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/7/2002 15:22