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Brilliant Lies

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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.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Richard Franklin
  • Screenwriter:Richard Franklin, Peter Fitzpatrick
  • Cast:
    • Gia Carides
    • Anthony LaPaglia
    • Zoe Carides
    • Ray Barrett
    • Michael Veitch
    • Neil Melville
    • Catherine Wilkin
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