Angst (2000 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDaniel Nettheim
Produced byJonathon Green
Written byAnthony O'Connor
StarringSam Lewis
Jessica Napier
Justin Smith
Abi Tucker
Music byDavid Thrussell
CinematographyTristan Milani
Edited byMartin Connor
Distributed byUnited International Pictures
Release date
31 August 2000
Running time
86 minutes
Box officeA $58,850 (Australia)

Angst is a 2000 black comedy written by Anthony O'Connor, directed by Daniel Nettheim and starring Sam Lewis, Jessica Napier, Justin Smith and Abi Tucker. It was shot in and around Sydney, Australia. The film was released in Australian theatres on 31 August 2000.


Angst tells the story of a group of horror film devotees living in Sydney's King's Cross. There's Dean (Sam Lewis), a cynical, sexually frustrated video store employee with a bad case of unresolved love. Then there are his flatmates Ian (Justin Smith) and Jade (Jessica Napier) - Ian works in an adult bookstore, waiting for his break as a stand-up comedian, whereas Jade doesn't work at all, content to smoke pot and watch videos while she can still get away with it. Wandering into our characters' lives is street kid Mole (Luke Lennox), who challenges Jade's lifestyle by stealing the trio's trusty VCR, and the alluring May (Abi Tucker), a goth chick on whom Dean develops an over-the-counter crush. It has been described as an Australian version of Kevin Smith's Clerks and Mallrats with the same Dark humor as SubUrbia.



ABC's Julie Rigg described the production as a "sweetly enjoyable film which almost works".[1]

Box office[edit]

Angst took $58,850 at the box office in Australia,[2] which is equivalent to $73,318 in 2009 dollars.



  1. ^ Rigg, Julie. "Angst (review)". Arts Today. ABC. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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