The Space Between (2016) Saturday, 28 March 2020

The Space Between (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch:

    la dolce vita.

  • Starring:

    Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Elettra Dallimore Mallaby, Alberto Torquati

  • Directed by:

    Ruth Borgobello

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Head-on car collision (fatal) - car flipped, crumpled car seen against tree, newspaper headline announcing death in crash. Threat to cut off finger (joke). Blood/gore: Coffin, funeral. Blood pressure test, panic attack (shortness of breath/pale and sweaty skin). Dead fish being cleaned/cooked. Erupting hernia (joke) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Implied sex (couple in bed together; couple seen beneath sheets). Kissing, hugging. Shirtless man, bare backs/shoulders, women in pyjamas/underwear, man in underwear, people in swimwear. Reference to oral sex. Joke about cat's sex life ("your mother's been getting around").

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drugs (marijuana - implied). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarette, cigars). Drinking to cope with grief. Reference to father's medication.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture (album cover).

  • THEMES:

    Tragedy, loss, aged care, relationships, work-related stress, redundancy, car accidents, grief, depression, prophetic dreams, family obligations, personal sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Funeral, cemetery settings. Dead grandparents, mother (stroke) mentioned. Urination, vomiting. Fish, octopus, roast meat cooked/eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Touching, sensory, stylish, emotional, beautiful, thoughtful, warm, celebratory, dreamy, autumnal, big-hearted. Dazzling landscapes/locations, good chemistry between leads, first Australian-Italian co-production.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Undercooked. Weak dialogue.

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