Praise

Overview

Praise is a love story about a man and a woman, both of whom have low self-esteem, and another woman from the man's past. Obsessive Cynthia suffers from a skin disorder and an insatiable desire for men. She sees something special in Gordon, who is twenty-five, unemployed, a chain smoker and asthmatic. She invites him to a party where he is the only guest. After much alcohol, grass, Scrabble, and conversation, they make love. But just as Gordon is ready to lose himself in this new experience, his old love Rachel ...
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Overview

Praise is a love story about a man and a woman, both of whom have low self-esteem, and another woman from the man's past. Obsessive Cynthia suffers from a skin disorder and an insatiable desire for men. She sees something special in Gordon, who is twenty-five, unemployed, a chain smoker and asthmatic. She invites him to a party where he is the only guest. After much alcohol, grass, Scrabble, and conversation, they make love. But just as Gordon is ready to lose himself in this new experience, his old love Rachel appears. His body now belongs to Cynthia, but Rachel still has his soul. In the meantime, Gordon's lungs are collapsing. In his first film, Australian director John J. Curran examines human frailties with insight. Praise was screened as part of the Panorama section of the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999.
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Special Features

Presented in letterbox; Enhanced 16 x 9 digital transfer; Features original theatrical trailer; Dolby Digital; In English
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/2003
  • UPC: 712267200320
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,333

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Fenton Gordon Buchanan
Sacha Horler Cynthia Lamond
Marta Dusseldorp Rachel
Joel Edgerton Leo
Yvette Duncan Molly
Ray Bull Vass
Gregory Perkins Raymond
Leone Carmen Cathy
Technical Credits
John J. Curran Director
Nikki Barrett Casting
Anne Beauchamp Art Director
Dion Beebe Cinematographer
Martha Coleman Producer
Jamie Crooks Asst. Director
Alexandre de Franceschi Editor
Dirty Three Score Composer
Andrew McGahan Screenwriter
Michael Philips Production Designer
Helen Scott Co-producer
Emily Seresin Costumes/Costume Designer
Phil Tipene Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Sequence [3:05]
2. Meeting Cynthia [7:41]
3. "Do You Want Me Too?" [6:33]
4. Friends from Sydney [9:14]
5. Falling in Love [9:41]
6. "The Only Time I Was Happy" [9:11]
7. Acid Trip [6:54]
8. Pregnant [10:29]
9. "I'm Sorry" [7:26]
10. "Watching You" [8:54]
11. Hour of Need [8:15]
12. Closing Credits [3:14]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   Theatrical Trailer
   Other Strand Trailers
      His Secret Life
      The Cockettes
      Harem
      Head On
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