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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.
You can also read the original book, available in both a film tie-in version and a Popular Penguin editions.
Release Date: 14 Jan 2016
Actor(s): Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Sarah Snook, Anthony LaPaglia, Ryan Corr, Kerry Fox, Craig Stott, Paul Goddard, Tom Hobbs, Kris McQuade, Tessa de Josselin, Lee Cormie, Steen Raskopoulos, Gina Riley, Tegan Higginbotham
Disc Count: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
OFLC Rating: MA15+
Run Time: 127
Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen, 1080P HD
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: Dolby Digital
Language: English, Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired
Region Code: B
OFLC Advice: Strong Sex Scenes And Nudity
Dubbed Languages: English, Dolby Digital
Director(s): Neil Armfield
Genre: Drama, Australian