Brilliant Lies

Brilliant Lies

Director: Richard Franklin

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Gia Carides, Zoe Carides

     
 

It begins as a seemingly cut and dried case of sexual harassment, but the more the conciliator assigned to the case investigates, the more obvious it becomes that either or both side is lying. Based on the premise that survival and success in the '90s is largely based on one's ability to lie brilliantly, the Australian drama follows the ins and outs of a very complex… See more details below

Overview

It begins as a seemingly cut and dried case of sexual harassment, but the more the conciliator assigned to the case investigates, the more obvious it becomes that either or both side is lying. Based on the premise that survival and success in the '90s is largely based on one's ability to lie brilliantly, the Australian drama follows the ins and outs of a very complex case that begins when recently fired Susy Connor files a formal complaint with the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal about an alleged incident in which her employer Gary Fitzgerald grabbed her breasts, whispered suggestive things in her ear and showed her his genitals while working late one night. The married Fitzgerald calls her a liar. Marion is called in to mediate and find the truth. Both parties have creditable character witnesses, and at the same time, both have gaping holes in their stories. Susy's witness is her sister Katie, whom she claims she told all about the upsetting incident. Unfortunately, Susy never said a word and still expects Katie to lie. On the other hand, Gary's witness Vince, his partner, knows that his friend is a notorious womanizer and strongly suspects that Susy tells the truth. Susy, herself, with her sexy dressing, provocative ways and her openness about an active sex-life has the advantage of being a woman as Gary is famed for his macho posturing around the office (a trait that in the hyper-sensitive '90s automatically makes him guilty of lechery).

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2007
UPC:
0692865442530
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Trinity Home Ent
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Fullscreen presentation; English 2.0 (Dolby Stereo); Scene selection; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony LaPaglia Gary Fitzgerald
Gia Carides Susy Connor
Zoe Carides Katie Connor
Ray Barrett Brian Connor
Michael Veitch Paul Connor
Grant Tilly Lovett

Technical Credits
Richard Franklin Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Brian Alexander Art Director
Greg Apps Casting
Geoff Burton Cinematographer
Lloyd Carrick Sound/Sound Designer
Sue Farrelly Producer
Peter Fitzpatrick Screenwriter
Roger Kirk Costumes/Costume Designer
David Pulbrook Editor
Nerida Tyson-Chew Score Composer,Songwriter
Tracy Watt Production Designer
Chris Webb Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brilliant Lies
1. Harassment [10:14]
2. "I Want to Settle!" [8:01]
3. A Special Dinner [16:50]
4. The Truth [8:49]
5. "He Will Pay!" [13:29]
6. Memories [7:09]
7. The Hearing [13:48]
8. Justice? [9:50]

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