Brilliant Lies


Time Out says

Franklin's adaptation of David Williamson's play about sexual harassment in the workplace is a huge improvement on his abysmal Hotel Sorrento, but still suffers from staginess. Centred on the accusations of flirty, money-grabbing Gia Carides against slimy, misogynist boss LaPaglia, the script delves into a range of heavily conflicting attitudes (to sexual politics, family relationships, honesty, ethics), remaining sensitive throughout to male paranoia and female resentment. Motivation and resolution, finally, are a little pat, but the sturdy performances flesh out the schematic scenario and, clumsy flashbacks aside, Franklin directs with a fair sense of irony and immediacy.


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Franklin
Richard Franklin, Peter Fitzpatrick
Gia Carides
Anthony LaPaglia
Zoe Carides
Ray Barrett
Michael Veitch
Neil Melville
Catherine Wilkin
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