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Description: Head On is a 1998 Australian drama film directed by Ana Kokkinos. Based on the novel Loaded written by Christos Tsiolkas, it stars Alex Dimitriades as a young, repressed gay man of Greek descent living in inner city Melbourne. The film gained notoriety upon its release for its sexual explicitness, including a graphic masturbation scene performed by Dimitriades. Controversy aside, the film received mostly positive reviews by critics who praised its stark realism, the lead performance by Dimitriades and the confronting subject matter. One critic in particular, from The Washington Post, compared the film to the work of widely acclaimed German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Studio: Umbrella Entertainment