|Directed by||Richard Franklin|
|Produced by||Sue Farrelly|
|Written by||Peter Fitzpatrick|
|Based on||Brilliant Lies (play)|
by David Williamson
|Music by||Nerida Tyson-Chew|
|Edited by||David Pulbrook|
|Distributed by||Umbrella Entertainment|
|Box office||A $199,329 (Australia)|
Brilliant Lies is a 1996 Australian drama film produced by Bayside Pictures and Beyond Films. It stars Gia Carides and Anthony LaPaglia. It was directed by Richard Franklin and produced by Sue Farrelly, Kim McKillop and Richard Franklin. It was written by Peter Fitzpatrick and Richard Franklin, based on a play by David Williamson.
Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should entitle her to a compensation payment of $40,000.00.
- Anthony LaPaglia as Gary Fitzgerald
- Gia Carides as Susy Connor
- Zoe Carides as Katy Connor
- Ray Barrett as Brian Connor
- Catherine Wilkin as Marion Lee
- Michael Veitch as Paul Connor
- Neil Melville as Vince
- Jennifer Jarman-Walker as Ruth Miller
Brilliant Lies grossed $199,329 in Australia.
Brilliant Lies received positive reviews from critics, earning an 80% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
(1996 AFI Awards)
|Best Actress||Gia Carides||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Ray Barrett||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Zoe Carides||Nominated|
|AGSC Award||Best Original Song Composed for the Screen||Nerida Tyson-Chew||Nominated|
- "Production Survey", Cinema Papers, August 1995 p60
- Williamson, David (1993). Brilliant Lies. Sydney: Currency Press. ISBN 9780868193717. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
- "Interview with Richard Franklin", Signet, 15 September 1995 Archived 1 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine accessed 18 November 2012
- "Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
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