Walking on Water

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Walking on Water ★★ 2002

Gavin (Bonney) has been suffering from leukemia for a long time and has asked his friends and housemates—Charlie (Colosimo), Anna (Theodorakis), and Frank (Bishop)—to help him die with dignity at home. In the end, this means Charlie must quietly assist Gavin's suicide, which leaves him haunted by grief and guilt. He's not the only one unable to cope as Gavin's friends and family all struggle in their separate ways. 90m/C VHS, DVD . AU Vince Colosimo, Maria Theodorakis, Nicholas Bishop, Nathaniel Dean, Judi Farr, David Bonney, Anne Lise Phillips, Daniel Roberts; D: Tony Ayres; W: Roger Monk; C: Robert Humphreys; M: Antony Partos. Australian Film Inst. ‘02: Actor (Dean), Actress (Theodorakis), Screenplay, Support. Actress (Farr).