Heath Ledger plays a poet who falls in love with an art student (Abbie Cornish), who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle – and his love of heroin. Luke Davies (Lion) adapted his novel with writer-director Neil Armfield.
'Abbie Cornish and Heath Ledger give performances of absolute conviction in this film by Neil Armfield: an inexpressibly painful study of a young couple whose love is consecrated to heroin, and whose hellish breakdown happens, inevitably, in the drug's shadow … An excellent, heartfelt film.' – The Guardian
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