Twee jonge mensen ontmoeten elkaar op een feestje in Sydney en brengen na afloop de nacht samen door. Een gewone one-night stand verandert langzaam in drie hartstochtelijke dagen vol liefde
Better than sex / written and dir. by Jonathan Teplitzky
Jonathan Teplitzky
[Hilversum]: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2002
1 dvd-video
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81 min.
Engels gesproken, nagesynchroniseerd in het Frans Ondertiteling : Nederlands

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Australische debuutfilm van regisseur Jonathan Teplitzky. In de hoofdrollen spelen Susie Porter en David Wenham de twee jonge mensen Cin en Josh die elkaar ontmoeten op een feestje in Sydney, en na afloop de nacht samen doorbrengen. Wat als een gewone one-night stand begon worden drie hartstochtelijke dagen vol liefde waarbij passie langzaam plaatst maakt voor een eventuele langdurige relatie. Alleen moet Josh na drie dagen terugkeren naar Londen. Neil Smith (BBC Films Reviews,i): 'Though well acted and intuitively written by first-time director Jonathan Teplitzky, 'Better Than Sex' is basically an Antipodean reprise of 'When Harry Met Sally' that sets its sights too low to be anything more than a pleasant diversion.' Kevin Thomas (Los Angeles Times,i): '(...) a highly contemporary romantic comedy. (...) [The film] is funny and honest in tracing the way in which lust can trigger emotion even if it's not supposed to be part of the plan. (...) In short, in a steamy, amusing way Teplitzk…Read more

About Jonathan Teplitzky

Jonathan Teplitzky is an Australian writer and film director, who has directed the movies Better Than Sex (2000), Gettin' Square (2003), Burning Man (2011), The Railway Man (2013), and Churchill (2017). Teplitzky has also directed two episodes of the web series A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Teplitzky won a BAFTA TV award in 1993 for his work on the BBC documentary A Vampire’s Life about writer Anne Rice.

Teplitzky also directed episodes five and six of the second series of Broadchurch, which began airing in January 2015.


External links

  • Jonathan Teplitzky at IMDb