R | | Drama, Romance
A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
In an interview, Heath Ledger discussed using his own cigarette addiction as a means to understand heroin addiction for this film.
When you can stop, you don't want to. When you want to stop, you can't.
Just before Candy throws the ashtray at Dan, an open pack of matches on the table top disappears and reappears between shots.
$202,744 (Australia) (26 May 2006)
$44,720 (USA) (2 February 2007)