LONELY HEARTS

Cast

Wendy Hughes
Norman Kaye
Jon Finlayson

Director

Paul Cox

Producer

Phillip Adams

Genres

Film synopsis

From the award-winning director of INNOCENCE comes this heart-warming romantic comedy that won numerous awards including the AFI for Best Film.

The New York Times called director Paul Cox “a bright new film-making talent” for this enchanting story – co-written with John Clarke (THE GAMES) – of unsung hero Peter, a piano tuner, loner and kleptomaniac whose toupee only fools the man underneath. Peter still lives with his mother, but when she dies he desperately visits a dating service and meets Patricia (brilliantly played by Wendy Hughes in the year before her break-out role in CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU), a painfully shy woman who has just moved into her own apartment. From their excruciating first date at a geriatric bingo game to an intimate evening that ends in tears, these lonely hearts soon stumble awkwardly into love.

Running time

92 Minutes

Year of production

1983

Classification