Urban Cinefile
"Of course, it's really not the change of the millenium; that's next year. But everyone is celebrating it this year, so it just shows that what is more powerful is not reality but what appears to be reality "  -Arnold Schwarzenegger in December 1999 on The End of Days
 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Sunday, October 15, 2017 

Search SEARCH FOR A VIDEO_FILE
Our Review Policy OUR REVIEW POLICY
Printable page PRINTABLE PAGE

Help/Contact

BRILLIANT LIES

SYNOPSIS:
The story centres around an attractive young woman who brings an official complaint of sexual harassment against her boss at an insurance brokerage, who strongly denies the charge. But who is telling the truth? As one character remarks, "To survive in the 90s, you’ve got to be lucky, rich or a brilliant liar." Behind it all is another story, about the sisters and their father, and a question of perception, which fills out the story with motivations for the characters.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
Franklin gets terrific performances from his cast, and the combination of talents work to maintain dramatic tension high enough to carry off this adaptation from the stage. It may not be mass market fare, but should please intelligent cinema lovers.

Email this article

CAST: Anthony La Paglia, Gia Carides, Zoe Carides, Neil Melville, Michael Veitch, Ray Barrett, Catherine Wilkin

SCRIPT: Peter Fitzpatrick, Richard Franklin

DIRECTOR: Richard Franklin

PRODUCER: Richard Franklin, Sue Farrelly

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Geoff Burton

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Tracy Watt







© Urban Cinefile 1997 - 2017