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.
The future was a thing that gleamed, the present was so very very good...
When Dan is sitting in the shower, the tattoo (which was real and was blacked out for some reason - it is actually a cluster of planets) on his shoulder smudges and transfers to the shower tile. The next scene it is intact.
$202,744 (Australia) (26 May 2006)
$44,720 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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