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Director  Paul Cox
Music director  Norman Kaye
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Country  Australia
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Paul Cox, John Clarke
Language  English
Lonely Hearts (1982 film) movie poster
Writer  Paul Cox, John Clarke
Release date  1982
Initial release  October 21, 1982 (Australia)
Cast  Wendy Hughes, Norman Kaye, Julia Blake, Jonathan Hardy, Chris Haywood
Similar movies  Related Paul Cox movies
Tagline  This is a film about two people falling in love for the very first time. She's afraid it may be too soon. He's afraid it may be too late.

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Lonely Hearts is a 1982 Australian film directed by Paul Cox which won the 1982 AFI Award for Best Film and was nominated in four other categories.

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Lonely Hearts (1982 film) movie scenes

Plot

A middle-aged man, Peter, goes to a dating agency in search of a companion. He is introduced to a shy bank clerk Patricia.

Cast

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  • Wendy Hughes as Patricia Curnow
  • Norman Kaye as Peter Thompson
  • Jon Finlayson as George
  • Julia Blake as Pamela
  • Jonathan Hardy as Bruce
  • Irene Inescort as Patricia's mother
  • Vic Gordon as Patricia's father
  • Ted Grove-Rogers as Peter's father
  • Production

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    Paul Cox wrote the first two drafts, then Phillip Adams proposed the movie be the first of four films made by the Adams-Packer company. John Clarke was brought in to co-write and John Murray became producer. Cox was paid $30,000 which he says was the first payment he ever received for making a film.

    The film was shot over six weeks with two weeks for rehearsal.

    Release

    The film was extremely well received and screened widely overseas, establishing Cox's reputation.

    Bob Ellis later argued that the movie was Cox's best because more time and care was put into it with less improvisation. "It had a producer, a director, a script editor, you know, the usual apparatus and, of course, it's a full and wonderful film. His other ones are like brief, infinitely prolonged screams or sonatas or something..."

    Home media

    Lonely Hearts was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in August 2007. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as the theatrical trailer and interviews with Paul Cox, John Clarke And Wendy Hughes.

    References

    Lonely Hearts (1982 film) Wikipedia
    Lonely Hearts (1982 film) IMDb Lonely Hearts (1982 film) themoviedb.org


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