Sunday, December 18, 2016

(Video 18+) Holding The Man - Ôm Lấy Người Yêu (Australia, 2015, HD, Viet. Sub.)

In the 1970s, two teen boys in Australia fight all obstacles thrown their way and refuse to renounce the love they feel for each other.

Initial release: June 2, 2016 (Germany)
Director: Neil Armfield
Screenplay: Tommy Murphy
Story by: Timothy Conigrave
Nominations: AACTA Award for Best Film

Tim và John yêu nhau từ khi còn trong trường trung học. John là đội trưởng đội bóng bầu dục, Tim là diễn viên đóng một vai nhỏ trong "Romeo và Juliet". Tình yêu của họ kéo dài trong 15 năm bất chấp mọi khó khăn mà cuộc sống mang lại - sự chia xa, những điều khác biệt, sự cám dỗ, lòng ghen tuông và những mất mát - cho đến khi vấn đề duy nhất mà tình yêu không thể giải quyết được xuất hiện, cố gắng hủy hoại họ.

Holding the Man
Holding the Man, Australian release poster, 2015.jpg
Theatrical film poster
Directed byNeil Armfield
Produced byKylie Du Fresne
Screenplay byTommy Murphy
Based onHolding the Man
by Timothy Conigrave
Music byAlan John
CinematographyGermain McMicking
Edited byDany Cooper
Distributed byTransmission Films
Release dates
  • 27 August 2015
Running time
128 minutes[1]
Box officeUS$909,122[2]


by Dave Aldridge

Director Neil Armfield's first feature film since 2005's Candystarring Heath Ledger, is nicely pitched, beautifully played and, in its latter stages, genuinelymoving. It's a quality Aussie drama based on a true story that traces the arc of a gay relationship, from Tim Conigrave and John Caleo's first meeting in high school, through their 15 years of "marital" ups-and-downs, and on to the lingering impact of Aids. Saved from schmaltz by an all-pervasive good humour - humour that belies the bile the boys encounter being "outed" as gay in "manly" late 70s Australia - Holding the Man is impeccably acted by young leads Ryan Corr and Craig Stott, and by a veritable Aussie who's who of veteran support stars, including Guy Pearce, Anthony LaPaglia and an uncredited Geoffrey Rush. Transcending what sounds like niche subject matter, this is proper grown-up film-making and, in many ways, must-see cinema.


Timothy Conigrave Ryan Corr
John Caleo Craig Stott
Bob Caleo Anthony LaPaglia
Mary Gert Conigrave Kerry Fox
Dick Conigrave Guy Pearce

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