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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Alex Dimitriades
Paul Capsis
Elena Mandalis
Damien Fotiou
Directors
Ana Kokkinos
Screenwriters
Andrew Bovell
Mira Robertson
Ana Kokkinos
Running Time
104 minutes

Head On
Alex Dimitriades is the frustrated and angry Greek-Australian youth on an everything fuelled 24 hour bender.


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Plot
Ari feels trapped: parents demanding he get married on one side, the need for a 'real' job on the other. He relies on his raging hormones for guidance, creating further problems as he struggles to come to terms with his homosexuality and the difference between honest relationships and unbridled, anonymous lust.


Verdict
It's heavy going, and at times it borders on a strange, aggressive self-pity, but the pace is relentless; an impressive feature debut from Kokkinos.


Reviewed by Ben Falk

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