Angst (2000 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Daniel Nettheim|
|Produced by||Jonathon Green|
|Written by||Anthony O'Connor|
|Music by||David Thrussell|
|Edited by||Martin Connor|
|Distributed by||United International Pictures|
|31 August 2000|
|Box office||A $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.
- Sam Lewis as Dean
- Jessica Napier as Jade
- Justin Smith as Ian
- Abi Tucker as May
- Luke Lennox as Mole
- Lara Cox as Heather
- Emmanuel Marshall as Simon
- Johnathan Devoy as Logan
- Paul Zebrowski as Steve
- Celia Ireland as Case Worker
Angst took $58,850 at the box office in Australia, which is equivalent to $73,318 in 2009 dollars.
- 2000 - Won Australian Screen Sound Guild for Best Achievement in Sound for Sound Effects Editing for a Feature Film
- 2000 - Won IF Awards for Best Music
- 2000 - Nominated IF Awards for Best Sound Design
- Rigg, Julie. "Angst (review)". Arts Today. ABC. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office