Synopsis: This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Neil Armfield
Production: ThinkFilm
  6 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

When I first met Candy.../ i

Those were like the

days of juice.../ i.

Everything was bountiful... / i

Birds filled the sky .../ i

a great kindness float

through us... / i


Here it is.

I'm gonna try it your way this time.

This is just as good this way.


Then why don't you do it?


Why don't I do it?

Dan is a follower, Candy.

Not a leader.

We stick to snorting, keep it simple.

You know...

Dare to be different!

Well I think I'd like to try it in the bath.

well that's different.



Schumann, f***ing help me!

What?? / i

Come here!

Come here!


Oh, Christ!

Sh*t, I think that she took too much.


F***ing saline solution or something?

I need saline solution!

What? / i

F*** it!

Go and get a glass of water...

Put salt in it!

Hurry up!

Come on!


Candy! Look at me!

How much salt? / i

I don't know! HEAPS!

Just f***ing stir it!

Make sure it's dissolved!

Come here!

Oh baby!??


I don't think this works man!

What the f***'s salt gonna do?

Shut up!


Hold her arm!

Hold her f***ing arm, man!


This will not be.

Here we go ...

No, it's not gonna f***ing work!

It's bullshit!!

Shut up!

Call an ambulance.

Here we go.

Candy, look at me.

Candy! Candy!

Candy, Look at me!

Babe ...

Bring her back.


Enough with the f***ing salt.

It was beautiful.


The future or the thing that gleamed. / i

The present was so very, very good. / i

I wasn't trying to

wreck Candy's life / i.

I was trying to make mine better. / i

We wanted to share absolutely everything / i.


the best bits / i.

I want to stay with you


...and who would'nt! / i

It's us!

It's called "The afternoon of

extravagant delight. "

By Candy Wyatt.

It's beautiful.

I love it!


Casper, It's Dan.

Daniel, hang on!, I'm coming in on a win and a prayer!


I'm trying to land

a Jumbo in Dubai.


Casper was like

the dad you always wanted. / i

The one that lets you have lollies and fizzy drinks

he lets you stay up late, / i

and watch movies

late at night. / i

Daniel, how are you?

Casper and I went way back. / i

I love you

Is that right? / i


This is George.

A very limited English,

but a very large penis.

Isn't that right, George?


Our entire conversation is based on the 1995 "Lonely Planet" guide to Havana

Sit down.

Just good friends.

So, what's on the agenda today?

Not much, we're just wandering around. / i

Um, Could you spare us $50?

Does is ever embarrassed you, Candy?

...His naked desperation!

Nakedness, I can deal with!

Or give us some ecstasy

we can sell for it?

I'm afraid that my days

as a manufacturer of ...

recreational farmaceuticals

has come to an end.

Why's that?

I've been made Associate Professor of

Organic Chemistry.

-Wow! Congratulations.


So, suddenly I have a

reputation to uphold.

Well in that case, could we make it a hundred?

We'll pay it back!

Thanks, Cas.

Everything's alright, isn't it?

It's just a cash flow problem.

Only 7 days.

And you, Candy?

Being one that's so new to the path

of the dead!

She is fine.

When you can stop,

people don't want to...

... and when you want to stop,

You can't!

One of life's little riddles!

What Grandma?

Off you go!

Thank you, Casper.

Okay, are you ready?

One, two, three ...

I feel like some confused

Sesame Street character!

Start the car.

My own parents had long since

cut me adrift

The Wyatts, on the other hand,

kept their firm hold on the ropes. / i

Do you want more potatoes?

-It was nice to visit places

where the fridge was always full.

I shall have to bring my plate round

when I come here!

I think you'll find that's part of the carbohydrate.

What do you think?

I don't know.

I don't know.

See how you go.


They're like wooden frames you

stretch the canvass on.

and anyway, I feel really stupid ...

... I did about a month ago,

and as of tomorrow I'm gonna lose

our deposit on the stretchers.

It is really rude to ask ...

... but at least I won't surprise her!

I can give you the money back

the next time I see you again.

Can you ring him, and tell him to

wait for a week?

I already tried that pretty much

last week.

What if I rang him for you?

I haven't got the card with me.

How much is it?

Mate, the question is not the money.

I really appreciate it.

The question...

is the future of my daughter.

Mate, she's fantastic!

Should see her paintings!

The question is you.

When are you gonna do something?

I've got some ideas.

I've sent some of my poems into

Heat magazine.

Here we are! -Milk...

and sugar, There!

-Thanks babe!

-Thanks, Elaine.

You're not a teenager anymore.

You know that, don't you?

Yes, I know that, Jim.

that is why I did'nt want

you to do it!

No, it's alright! It's fine!

Look at it!

You've turned it into butter!

I told you to keep it on blend!

I put it on "Whip", because

I'm whipping cream!

Yes, but you don't know how to use it.

Right... You do it!!

-Uhh!! Well it's too late now!!

-Ah well!! Excuse me!!

Well all these settings are relatve, and if you're not familiar with the workings of the machine ...

Then why the f*** does it say "Whip"?

I'll give them ice cream.

And please don't swear.

Right! Well, I was going to give you cream, but I'm going to have to give you Ice Cream. / i

- Everything okay in there?

-Well, we live in hope! / i.

A good place to live. / i


I wonder if that was it?

If that was what?

The last shot.

I wouldn't care.

It was my Nana's.

We're going to sell anything

We're only hocking it!

We'll get it back!


...and He doesn't want the paints.

I'll be back!

He said maybe we could work

something out!.

Let's go!

Yes, I f***ed him!

For $50.

I stink!

You okay?

I'm Sorry.

Don't be!

Here is the deepest secret,

that nobody knows / i.

Here is the root of the root,

and the bud of the bud.../ i

...and the sky of the sky,

in the tree called life / i.

which grows higher than soul

can hope, or mind can hide / i.

..and this is the one that is

keeping the stars apart. / i

I carry your heart.

I carry it in my heart.

Will you marry me?

We will be man and wife.

One flesh.

I will ask them if they freely undertake the obligations of marriage ...

... and to state that there is no

legal impediment to the marriage.

Are you ready,

freely and without reservation ...

to give yourself to eachother...

in marriage?/ i

We are!/ i

Are you ready for love

and honor each other .../ i

... as husband and wife,

for the rest of your life? / i

-We are!

-We are!

Candice and Dan ...

Come back, love.

Ah, okay.

Alright everyone, Close together!

Balloons down, Jenny.

Big smiles, everyone!

Happy Day!

One, two... Oh, Sh*t!


-One, two... Three!


Alright everyone!

Back to our place for a few drinks,

and a bite to eat?

I'm sorry, I'm going to have to go,

I've got an appointment!

Oh! Well, I hope that nobody else

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Neil Armfield

Neil Geoffrey Armfield (born 22 April 1955) is a renowned Australian director of theatre, film and opera. more…

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