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This is the acclaimed film adaptation by Neil Armfield (director) and Tommy Murphy (screenwriter) of Tim Conigrave’s beloved memoir about his relationship with John Caleo. Set in Melbourne and Sydney in the 70's and 80's, ‘Holding the Man’ is a romantic tragedy which is indisputably an Aussie gay classic.

Ryan Corr and Craig Stott give heartfelt, endearing performances as Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, who fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, while Tim was an aspiring actor. Running the gamut of emotions, the film follows their enduring romance over 15 years. The discrimination they face, the periods of bliss and those of tumult, are all authentically portrayed, and the lovers' relationship continues through it all. When Tim and John are diagnosed HIV-positive, they have to face their greatest challenge.  

Check out the Video Teaser below, and you can also read the original book, available in both a film tie-in version and a Popular Penguin editions.

Region Code: 4
Rating: MA15+
Time: 122 minutes
DVD Release Date:January 2015
Presentation: Colour, PAL, 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1
Language: English, English Captions (Descriptive subtitles for the Hearing Impaired)
DVD Extras: Audio Commentary with director Neil Armfield, writer Tommy Murphy and producer Kylie du Fresne;
Featurettes - The Love Story; The 70s, 80s & 90s; Ryan Corr is Tim Conigrave; Craig Stott is John Caleo; the Support Cast; Neil Armfield as Director; the Relationship between Ryan & Craig

Starring : Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Guy Pearce, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Sarah Snook     Directed by: Neil Armfield

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Holding The Man Official Trailer (02:20)
Tim and John fell in love at their all boys high-school while both were teenagers. John was captain of the football team. Tim an aspiring actor playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve, tried to destroy them. Ryan Corr and Craig Stott will star in this remarkable true-life story as Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, whose enduring love affair has been immortalised in both Tim’s cult-classic and hilarious memoir and Tommy Murphy’s award-winning stage play of the same name. Murphy has adapted Tim’s book for the screen.
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