Audio Commentary with Producer/Director Richard Franklin 1996 Interviews with Richard Franklin, Playwright David Williamson and cast members Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia, Zoe Carides, Catherine Wilkin, Ray Barrett & Michael Veitch
"Shooting Brilliant Lies" Behind The Scenes
Audio Commentary with Richard Franklin
Inside Hotel Sorrento : Featurette
No. of discs: 2
Running time: 197
Audio format: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Subtitles: English HOH
Year of Production: 1996, 1995
Release Date: 08 Sep 2018
The gloves are off and the claws are out! It's her word against his and it's going to take some BRILLIANT LIES to win this battle of the sexes.
David Williamson, the acclaimed writer behind some of Australia's most celebrated dramas: Don's Party, The Cluband Travelling North, delivers a stinging exploration of sexual politics in the office and the dynamic power plays that exist behind closed doors in Brilliant Lies.
Susie O'Connor (Gia Carides, Strictly Ballroom) says that from the moment she started working for him, her boss sexually harassed her. When she didn't submit to his advances, she was summarily fired. Now Suzie is after $40,000 in compensation and she is not going to back down without a fight.
Gary Fitzgerald (Anthony LaPaglia, Balibo) says he never touched her, that he's innocent and she made it all up. With Gary's entire professional reputation on the line he is determined to do whatever it takes to clear his name.
Expertly adapted by Richard Franklin (Hotel Sorrento) and featuring a strong supporting cast, including Zoe Carides (Death In Brunswick) and Ray Barrett (Don's Party), Brilliant Lies is an eye-opening tale of deception and edgy intrigue.
Based on Hannie Rayson's award-winning play, Hotel Sorrento explores the delicate undercurrent of memories and secrets during a long-overdue family reunion in the sleepy Australian seaside town of Sorrento, where shadows of the past catch up with three decidedly different sisters.
A successful writer with a book about to be published and residing in the cultural melting-pot of London, Meg (Caroline Goodall, Schindler's List) carries with her a stifling spirit and mystery which unsettles her other siblings: Pippa (Tara Morice, Strictly Ballroom) a fast-talking businesswoman visiting from New York and reserved single mother Hilary (Caroline Gillmer, Evil Angels), who looks after their dad Wal (AFI Award winner Ray Barrett), whilst raising her teenage son Troy (Ben Thomas, Round The Twist).
Catching up on all things family, discussing the great cultural divide and matters much closer to home, the three sisters soon uncover a truth that will not only turn their lives around, but shake the well-established foundations of 'Hotel Sorrento' forever.
Also featuring Oscar ® nominee Joan Plowright (Enchanted April), John Hargreaves (Don's Party), Nicholas Bell (Shine) and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Richard Franklin (Brilliant Lies), Hotel Sorrento is an absorbing story of a family united by love and torn apart by betrayal.
Director: Richard Franklin
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Caroline Goodall, Gia Carides, John Hargreaves, Ray Barret
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