HEAD ON

Cast

Alex Dimitriades
Paul Capsis
Julian Garner

Director

Ana Kokkinos

Producer

Jane Scott

Genres

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Film synopsis

A bold and confronting adaptation of award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas‘ (The Slap) debut novel Loaded, Head On is a controversial drama about a young man coming to terms with his identity and rebelling against the constraints of family tradition in a roller coaster ride of emotion and turmoil.
Ari (Alex Dimitriades, AACTA Award winner for The Slap) is a nineteen year-old rebel who despises his Greek parents for falling victim to the strictures of tradition. Confused with his own part in the complex universe and unable to express his true feelings, Ari becomes obsessed with extremes of behaviour – gay sex, drugs, night-clubbing and a farrago of hedonistic activities. Wired and defiant, mixing pain and joy as one, Ari’s destiny is aimed head on into one high velocity night of dancing, sex and drugs.
Winner of one AFI Award-Best Editing, Head On features a dynamic soundtrack by Ollie Olsen and is presented in a brand new widescreen telecine transfer.

Running time

104 minutes

Country of origin

Australia

Year of production

1998

Classification

High level sex scenes, drug use, adult themes