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Head On

1h 44m Drama, Romance, Australia, Australian 1998

A 19-year-old Greek Australian man struggles with all facets of his identity.

Ari (Alex Dimitriades in a career-defining role) is a nineteen year old rebel who despises his Greek parents for falling victim to the strictures of tradition. Confused with his own part in the complex universe and unable to express his true feelings, Ari becomes obsessed with extremes of behaviour - gay sex, drugs, night-clubbing and a farrago of hedonistic activities. Wired and defiant, mixing pain and joy as one, Ari’s destiny is aimed ‘head on’ into one high velocity night of dancing, sex and drugs.

Nominated for 9 AFI Awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Ana Kokkinos), Best Actor (Alex Dimitriades) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Paul Capsis), and Winner of Best Editing, Head On features a dynamic soundtrack by Ollie Olsen and is a controversial drama about a young man coming to terms with his identity and rebelling against the constraints of family tradition in a roller coaster ride of emotion and turmoil.


Alex Dimitriades (Ari) , Elena Mandalis (Betty) , Damien Fotiou (Joe) , Alex Papps (Peter)


Ana Kokkinos





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